itch Black Afro has accused the top police officer who cracked the horrendous Rhodes Park murder by drowning and rape case of having forced a confession out of him for allegedly killing his wife, Catherine Modisane, at a B&B in Yeoville on December 31, 2018!
According to My Virgo, Matofotofo wanted the court to rule the confession inadmissible, on the grounds that he did not make it in his own volition. On the other hand, the State sought to have the confession admitted as part of evidence enough to nail the rapper for murder and defeating the ends of justice.
The publication further reports that the Prosecutor Matshiliso Moleko led Captain Mbhazima Pila on testimony intended to prove that Pitch Black Afro, real name Thulani Ngcobo was not coerced to confess.
Mbhazima Pila testified that he took Pitch Black Afro from his cells to a magistrate’s office, where he made the confession.
He said Pitch Black was not coerced in any way to confess. “I didn’t assault him. He didn’t complain of injuries. I didn’t promise him anything should he make a confession,” Pila said. “I didn’t tell him what to say to the magistrate.”
But Pitch Black Afro’s evidence was that Mbhazima Pila did more than just take him to the magistrate. His version was that the captain was one of six who coerced a confession from him, defence lawyer Rian Greyling told the court.
The publication also alleges that the group of Yeoville officers assaulted him, handcuffed his hands behind a chair, withheld his insurance documents and told him he would get a lenient sentence if he confessed, Greyling submitted.
Mbhazima Pila denied all of these, implying that Ngcobo’s recollection of events was manufactured in his head.
Greyling said the officer who played a leading role in the interrogation meant to coerce a confession boasted that he was involved in the Rhodes Park case. This officer told Ngcobo he was guilty and he should sign a statement to that effect, Greyling put it to Mbhazima Pila. “It’s not true,” he responded.
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