BREAKING: Sandile Mantsoe denied bail in Karabo murder case

30 June 2017 - 11:33 By Naledi Shange
Murder accused 27-year-old Sandile Mantsoe during his first appearance at the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court for allegedly killing his girlfriend Karabo Mokoena on May 12, 2017 in Johannesburg.
Murder accused 27-year-old Sandile Mantsoe during his first appearance at the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court for allegedly killing his girlfriend Karabo Mokoena on May 12, 2017 in Johannesburg.
Image: Gallo Images / Sunday World / Veli Nhlapo

Sandile Mantsoe‚ accused of murdering his girlfriend Karabo Mokoena‚ was denied bail by the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court on Friday.

The court found that the State has a prima facie case against the accused.

It was possible that Karabo Mokoena was alive when her boyfriend Sandile Mantsoe put a tyre around her‚ doused her with petrol and pool acid before setting her alight in a ditch in Lyndhurst in April‚ the Johannesburg High Court heard on Friday.

Delivering his arguments‚ prosecutor John Metswamere told the court that Mantsoe had practically pleaded guilty to defeating the ends of justice when he confessed to burning her body.

Through his affidavit‚ Mantsoe had informed the court that he had destroyed Mokoena’s body after finding that she had committed suicide in his Sandton apartment.

Further updates to follow.

-TimesLIVE

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