Ditebogo Phalane Jr’s Alleged Killers Appear in Pretoria Magistrates Court

Ditebogo Phalane Jr’s Alleged Killers Appear in Pretoria Magistrates Court

  • Three of the four men arrested for the murder of Soshanguve boy Ditebogo Phalane Jr have appeared in court
  • They appeared before the Pretoria North Magistrates Court after they were officially charged with murder
  • South Africans were disgusted by them and were still wounded by how little Ditebogo died allegedly at their hands

With nine years' experience, Tebogo Mokwena, a current affairs writer for Briefly News, provided insights into the criminal justice system and high-profile cases in South Africa at Daily Sun.

Three of the four suspects accused of killing Ditebogo Phalane Jr appeared in court
Ditebogo's alleged killers appeared in court. Images: @TrueCrimeUpdat/X and Greenleaf123/ Getty Images
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PRETORIA – The men accused of killing little Ditebogo Phalane Jr are having their day in court.

Ditebogo Phalane Jr suspects appear

@ewnreporter posted a video of three suspects appearing before the Pretoria North Magistrates Court on 28 May. In the video, the suspects are shuffling inside the bench before the suspects. One of the suspects is sporting a dark grey hoodie with a green label on the chest. The other suspect is demure and keeps his gaze on the floor. The third suspect, dressed in a light grey jacket, joins the other two and bows his head.

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What you need to know about Ditebogo Phalane Jr's case

South Africans angry

Netizens were angry at what the men did.

Alettaha said:


Prince Cloete asked:

"I wonder which one of these monsters pulled the trigger of the gun that killed little Ditebogo."

SAPS and NPA clash over Ditebogo case

In a similar article, Briefly News reported that the police and the National Prosecuting Authority are at odds with the Ditebogo Phalane Jr case.

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The SAPS announced that two of the suspects arrested were charged with murder, while the NPA asserted that they faced charges relating to the possession of firearms and ammunition.

The family expressed hope in the progress of the investigation and were confident in the authorities' capabilities to bring justice to Ditebogo.

Source: Briefly News

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Tebogo Mokwena (Current Affairs editor) Tebogo Mokwena is a Current Affairs Editor at Briefly News. He has a Diploma in Journalism from ALISON. He joined Daily Sun, where he worked for 4 years covering politics, crime, entertainment, current affairs, policy, governance and art. He was also a sub-editor and journalist for Capricorn Post before joining Vutivi Business News in 2020, where he covered small business news policy and governance, analysis and profiles. He joined Briefly News in 2023. Tebogo passed a set of trainings by Google News Initiative Email: tebogo.mokwena@briefly.co.za

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