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Fourth suspect in Amy'Leigh De Jager kidnapping case granted legal aid



Mohlomohi Bafokeng (24) was the final suspect to appear in the case related to the kidnapping of a six-year-old girl.

Suspect Number 4: Mohlomohi Bafokeng makes his first appearance in Vanderbijlpark Magistrate Court on kidnapping charges on September 25, 2019. Picture: Kayleen Morgan / EWN.

JOHANNESBURG – The fourth suspect in the Amy'Leigh De Jager kidnapping case appeared at Vanderbijlpark Magistrates Court and asked to apply for legal aid on Wednesday.

Mohlomohi Bafokeng (24) was the final suspect to appear in the case related to the kidnapping of a six-year-old girl.

De Jager was snatched as her mother dropped her off at school earlier this month.

Tharina Human, Laetitia Nel, and Pieter van Zyl were all charged with kidnapping as well as extortion. They appeared in court last week for a bail application.

Bafokeng was also charged with kidnapping and extortion in connection with De Jager's kidnapping.

He made a brief appearance in court in a tattered brown leather jacket and jeans. Bafokeng told the court that he could not afford a lawyer and wanted to apply for legal aid. His application was approved on the spot and a lawyer was assigned to him.

The National Prosecuting Authority officials are investigating whether the Lesotho national is legally in the country.

Bafokeng is expected back in court on October 2 for his profile to be confirmed.


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