NORTHERN CAPE – Mzwandile Majosi (28) was remanded in custody when he appeared before the Kimberley Magistrates Court on Thursday in connection with the alleged murder of an off-duty police officer.

The body of Constable Lentswe Edward Mogorosi was discovered in the veld near Lerato Park on 8 January 2017 around 05:45. He had sustained multiple stab wounds on his face and body.

The Hawks’ swift response and preliminary investigation led to the arrest of Majosi and the recovery of personal items which belonged to the slain cop. The motive of the killing is at the subject of the Hawks’ investigation.

Majosi’s case was postponed to 26 January 2017 for bail application and the investigation into the murder continues.