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DNA links man to triple murder

A cigarette butt that contained microscopic evidence placed Sipho Masiqa at the crime scene.

Court gavel. Picture: RSC Inc.
Murder,North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria,violent murder,DNA sequencing
Local

PRETORIA - The North Gauteng High Court on Wednesday heard that DNA evidence has linked a man to the 2010 murder of a mother and her two young children in Theresa Park.

Three men pleaded not guilty to the murder, and the additional charges of robbery, kidnapping and rape.

A cigarette butt that contained microscopic evidence placed Sipho Masiqa at the crime scene, while a police forensics expert told the court the chances of a match with another person was one in six trillion.

Masiqa, Raymond Matshaba and Bradley Molefe are accused of raping and murdering Thifhelimbilu Mashau.

The three suspects are also accused of strangling eight-month-old Avheani and four-year-old Adivhaho.

A policeman also testified that after his arrest, Molefe pointed out where the gang had stashed their stolen loot.

(Edited by Katleho Mogase)

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