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Drip Footwear Boss’s Estranged Wife Escapes Arrest Consequences



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Lebohang Machaba, the estranged wife of Drip Footwear founder Lekau Sehoana, has been released from police custody after being arrested on Friday, 23 June. The arrest was made at her residence in Waterfall Country Estates in Midrand, Johannesburg. Initially facing charges of extortion and conspiracy to commit murder, Lebohang was scheduled to appear in the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court on Monday, 26 June as reported by SA People News.

The arrest followed a case opened by Lekau, who subsequently fled to Paris, France, out of concern for his safety. Lekau alleged that his former wife had hired hitmen to kill him. However, according to National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) spokesperson Lumka Mahanjana, Lebohang’s case was not pursued due to insufficient evidence.

One of the key points of contention between the former couple, who have a shared son and are going through a divorce, is the ownership of Drip Footwear. Lebohang has claimed a 50% stake in the company.

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City Press recently reported that one of the alleged hitmen confessed to being hired by Lebohang. This hitman was apprehended in Wierdabrug, Pretoria, on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder, extortion, impersonating a police officer, and possessing an unlicensed firearm. According to the hitman’s account, he and his accomplice met a woman believed to be Lebohang in September 2021. She arrived driving a black BMW X4 and was introduced to them as the owner of a well-known luxury footwear brand residing in Waterfall Country Estate.


The hitman’s confession revealed that Lebohang allegedly offered them R1.2 million to carry out the murder of her husband. They were provided with photographs of Lekau and informed that money would not be an issue. Lebohang requested a four-day timeframe for withdrawing fifty thousand Rand per day. During their next meeting, she reportedly asked to purchase a cocked firearm for self-protection.

The release of Lebohang Machaba from custody raises questions about the credibility of the allegations against her. The case highlights the ongoing dispute between the estranged couple and the complexities surrounding their divorce and ownership of Drip Footwear.

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