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Heilbron magistrate’s husband arrested in Lesotho for her murder

HEILBRON - The husband of a magistrate in Heilbron, just south of the Vaal Triangle, was arrested in Lesotho on suspicion of killing his wife. The body of 40-year-old Heilbron court magistrate, Mamello Thamae, was found stuffed in the boot of a car outside a guest house in Mokhotlong on Friday, after she and her husband had been reported missing since Thursday. It is believed Thamae left her Heilbron home with her husband in a silver Kia Sportage. The vehicle was tracked to have travelled from the Free State to the Ficksburg port of entry into Lesotho. EWN reports Free State police spokesperson Loraine Earle said police in Lesotho tracked the car to a guesthouse in Mokhotlong. Earle said after questioning by police, Thamae's husband pointed out to authorities that her body was in the boot of the car. She said her husband was arrested at a guesthouse in Lesotho and will be detained awaiting extradition back to South Africa to face possible charges of kidnapping and murder. The investigation continues.


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