A prison guard from the Goodmood prison in the Southern Free State who allegedly told a prisoner to kill two of his female colleagues was granted bail.
Mojalefa Letele, 49, appeared in the Rouxville Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday where he was released on R10 000 bail.
Brig. Police spokesman Motantsi Sam Makhele says the case is now being transferred to the Bloemfontein High Court where Letele is expected to appear again on March 25.
He is charged with murder and conspiracy to commit murder.
This comes after a March 2019 incident in which a 35-year-old woman prison guard, Nomsa Joyce Stuurman, and her 33-year-old colleague (whose name was not disclosed) were stabbed with a knife while detained by one of the prisoners. The colleague was also raped.
He told the court how Letele had told him to rape and murder the two women. He was given two more life sentences by the Bloemfontein High Court on October 31 for the murder, rape and detention of the wardens.
The investigation into Letele’s involvement was then continued and he was arrested.