Ntuthuko Shoba

Ntuthuko Shoba is accused of plotting the premeditated murder of 28-year-old beautician Tshegofatso Pule. Pule's body was found hanging from a tree in Roodepoort in June 2020. She was eight months pregnant at the time and it is believed that Shoba was the unborn child's father. Shoba was implicated in the murder of Pule after the State secured a guilty plea from Muzikayise Malephane in January last year. Malephane admitted to killing Pule allegedly upon instruction from Shoba. Malephane was sentenced to 20 years in prison for murder, five years for defeating the ends of justice, and five years for the possession of an illegal firearm and ammunition. At the time of her disappearance, Pule's family had told media that the 28-year-old beautician had gone to visit Shoba - who they described as her boyfriend - because they were going to buy clothes for the child.