Man appears in court over ex-wife’s shooting at family funeral

28 July 2020 - 14:41 By Naziziphiwozemisi Buso
Xolani Mkayi was arrested after his ex-wife, Phumeza Pepeta, was shot dead at her father’s funeral on Sunday.
Xolani Mkayi was arrested after his ex-wife, Phumeza Pepeta, was shot dead at her father’s funeral on Sunday.
Image: 123RF/3DRENDERINGS

Xolani Mkayi, who looked like he had been severely beaten, appeared briefly in the Uitenhage magistrate’s court on Tuesday morning on a murder charge.

Mkayi is accused of fatally shooting his ex-wife, Phumeza Pepeta, while she was attending her father’s funeral at the Matanzima Cemetery on Sunday.

The 55-year-old staggered into court on Monday and asked that he be allowed to see a doctor.

Pepeta was rushed to hospital after she was shot, but later died of her injuries.

On Monday police spokesperson Captain Gerda Swart said Mkayi was arrested on the scene and a firearm was seized.

His formal bail hearing will be on August 4. Mkayi will remain in custody until then.  

— HeraldLIVE


X