Tuckshop murder case postponed

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iol news pic KZN tuckshop suspect Giordano Stolley/SAPA Tshepang Solomon Mokhali, accused of murdering a tuck shop owner and her five children, is seen at the Durban High Court. He allegedly shot and killed Maselina Leneah, 38, and her five children, aged between two and 14, in the Mzinyathi area of Inanda near Durban in December 2012. A toddler survived the attack. Picture: Giordano Stolley/SAPA

Durban - The trial of a man accused of killing a KwaZulu-Natal tuckshop owner and her five children was adjourned by the Durban High Court on Friday.

The matter would resume on December 9 to allow for various reports to be compiled, the court heard. He would remain in custody until then.

Tshepang Mokhali, 25, allegedly shot and killed his relative Maselina Leneah, 38, and stabbed her five children, aged between two and 14, in the Mzinyathi area of Inanda, near Durban, in December 2012. Only a toddler survived the attack.

Police spokesman Colonel Jay Naicker said Mokhali allegedly robbed the family and killed them to cover up the robbery. He was arrested in Matatiele, Eastern Cape, on January 17.


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