The estranged wife of renowned Senior Counsel, Advocate William Mokhari, Mrs Boitumelo Joyce
Mokhari appeared alongside Shadrack Malipane and Jacob Malope for a formal bail hearing at the
Alexandra Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, 25 April 2022.
The men were arrested on Thursday, 14 April 2022 with Mrs Mokhari, handing herself over to the
Sandton South African Police Service (SAPS) on 20 April 2022 with the assistance of her legal
representative. They are facing a charge of conspiracy to kill Adv. Mokhari.
NPA regional spokesperson, Phindi Mjonondwane says the police acted on a tip-off about a plot
to murder Adv. Mokhari with allegations received that the firearm that was to be used for the
commission of the alleged offence to kill him was delivered to a so-called prophet (Malipane). On arrival
at the premises of the prophet, they conducted the search where the firearm and ammunition were
seized from the boot of Malipane’s vehicle.
Furthermore prosecutor, Mr. Lufuno Godfrey Maphiri argued that the safety of the complainant, Adv. Mokhari would be compromised if the accused were released on bail and briefly presented the State’s allegationsciting that at the centre of the plot, is the divorce proceedings instituted by Adv. Mokhari against his
The case was postponed to 14 June 2022 for further investigations.