Lesedi FM presenter's husband abandons bail plea

───   LUCKY NKUYANE 11:24 Tue, 23 Feb 2021

Lesedi FM presenter's husband abandons bail plea | News Article
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The husband of Lesedi FM presenter Dimakatso Ratselane has abandoned his bail application in the Bloemfontein Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

Raletsane Mackenzie appeared before Magistrate Marinda Marx and made a surprise revelation that he will not be going through with his bail application. He stands accused of attempted murder, kidnapping, possession of a firearm and ammunition, and he could further be slapped with an additional charge. 

The matter was subsequently postponed to 23 March 2021 for further police investigation. State prosecutor, Sello Matlhoko, informed the Magistrate that the state is yet to solicit three statements and will further await the ballistic report. Mackenzie remains in custody for now.

Mackenzie was arrested in Ennerdale in Gauteng last week. His arrest came after Dimakatso was found lying in a pool of blood with multiple stab wounds in Bloemfontein.

Mackenzie and Dimakatso are said to have quarrelled on their way to fetch their children in phase 2. She was later found by friends and residents in the Dinaweng area near a popular tavern and was subsequently sent to Pelonomi Netcare Hospital where she is said to be recuperating well.

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