Lebogang Monene’s family shattered after her killer and ex-boyfriend were granted bail. The Monene family had hope that justice would be served for their daughter but, they have been crushed by grief after the court made the final ruling.
Lebo Monene’s killer returned to court this morning where he was allegedly given R5000 bail. He was wheeled into the Magistrates Court after the case was previously postponed because he had no legal representation.
Monene was a 30-year-old mother of two and Mudau’s ex-lover. She was gunned down by Mudau in the parking lot of Tembisa Hospital where she worked as a nurse. He then turned the gun to himself and pulled the trigger. He was then hospitalized and kept under police guard as he had survived the attempt to end his life.
The Democratic Nursing Organization Of South Africa (DENOSA) was present throughout the court proceedings as they wanted to send out a clear message to all killers. They pleaded with the court to deny Mudau bail as it will be in the interest of all women and society. Unfortunately, their call fell on deaf ears.
Mudau was granted bail as he is in a critical condition and is paralyzed from the neck down, therefore he is now a quadriplegic and relies fully on a wheelchair. The court said that he would not be able to receive sufficient care in prison because of his critical condition.
The family of the slain nurse also voiced their heartbreak as the family of their daughter’s killer has never made any effort to apologize or acknowledge what their son has done. Lebo Monene’s brother said “as the Monene family, we are still mourning the death of our sister, our daughter. The healing process has not started yet. We were hoping that one day we will see someone from the Mudau family but, that has never happened.”