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JOHANNESBURG March 13 Sapa
LESOTHO MAN IN NWEST COURT
A Lesotho man appeared in the Taung Magistrate's Court on Wednesday on charges of being an undocumented migrant, North West police said.
Brigadier Thulani Ngubane said the matter was postponed to March 20 and referred to the department of home affairs for further investigation.
Bongani Masito, 40, was arrested in Taung on Monday for being in South Africa without the proper documentation.
Police suspected he was also connected to three murders committed in Lesotho. One of the murdered men was a United States citizen.
No further information on the murders were available.
Ngubane said the man was arrested on Monday evening by local police. Officials from the United States consulate and the Lesotho police went to Taung to identify him.
"The necessary application for extradition order is in progress. Nevertheless the suspect briefly appeared before the Taung Magistrate's Court today (Wednesday)," Ngubane said.
Masito will remain in custody until his next appearance.
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