Man accused of killing and mutilating fellow Free State student abandons bail application

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Naledi Lethoba, 21, who was killed in a gruesome manner. Her body was found on May 19, 2019. Photo: Supplied


The 19-year-old man accused of murdering a fellow student and cutting off her breasts abandoned his bail application in the Welkom Magistrate’s Court on Friday, Free State police said.

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Obed Leshoro will now remain in custody until his next court appearance on July 12.

Leshoro is accused of killing Naledi Lethoba, 21, of Bothaville, who was a student at Goldfields TVET College. Her body was found in an open field in Dagbreek, Welkom. Her breasts had been cut off and a knife was stuck in her neck.

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Lethoba’s body was found on May 19. Leshoro was arrested at the college campus on May 28.

African News Agency (ANA)

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