Brandfort court dismisses 20-year-old murder accused’s plea to be allowed to write exams – SABC News

20-year-old Simphiwe Mondli, who is accused of murdering his teacher, will miss his first matric examination. The Brandfort Magistrate’s Court denied his request to be released to write exams.

Mondli made his first appearance and through his legal aid appointed lawyer asked to be allowed an opportunity to write his exams. The state opposed the request saying other learners will experience further trauma if they sit for the exams together with him.

Mondli allegedly stabbed 35-year-old Matefo Mphosela on Thursday at her residence in Soutpan.

The 20-year-old murder accused now awaits his day to answer questions about why he allegedly stabbed someone who is said to have adopted him. This has brought the department’s learner support programmes under the spotlight.

Last Thursday, physical science teacher Matefo Mphosela took her last breath when her learner stabbed her. The two reportedly lived together. For now, the circumstances leading to the stabbing remain a mystery.

Video – 20-year-old Grade 12 learner arrested for allegedly killing a 35-year-old teacher in the Free State:

Free State Education MEC Tate Makgoe says the law should take its course. “So what exactly happened there I think it’s a matter of what the police are investigating. Don’t worry about what people are saying on the ground. You know when something like this happens especially when it’s a woman involved people always make assumptions but I think we are saying don’t make assumptions even if those useless assumptions were right. There is nobody who’s got a right to kill another person,” Makgoe adds.

Makgoe would however not be drawn into whether the deceased and her learner were having a romantic affair as they were reportedly staying together.

“It was not a legal adoption, it was just this thing of saying you identify weak learners coming from a

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