Raletsane faces additional charges

The state prosecution at the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court has revealed that an additional charge of assault has been brought against the estranged husband of SABC presenter Dimakatso Raletsane.

This means that Mackenzie Raletsane, who was arrested for stabbing Raletsane multiple times, will now face several charges including assault, kidnapping, attempted murder, and possession of an illegal firearm and ammunition.

The state says investigations have now been completed and it will proceed with the case in the regional court. Statements from three witnesses have also been completed.

The matter was again postponed in Mackenzie’s absentia due to a Covid-19 scare at the facility where he is being kept, which is currently under a precautionary lockdown. The accused will now make his first appearance in the regional court on April 15.

Mackenzie was arrested in Ennerdale in Gauteng a week 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 Caleb Motshabi, popularly known as Dinaweng area, near a popular tavern and subsequently taken to Pelonomi Netcare Hospital.

By: Thapelo Molebatsi