East London suitcase murder accused Alutha Pasile pleads guilty

29 November 2021 - 11:24 By Dispatch Reporter
Alutha Pasile weeps during a court appearance.
Alutha Pasile weeps during a court appearance.
Image: MICHAEL PINYANA

Alutha Pasile, 25, the man accused of murdering and dismembering his girlfriend, University of Fort Hare law student Nosicelo Mtebeni, entered a guilty plea at the East London high court on Monday, where the trial was scheduled to commence.

The murder of Mtebeni, whose dismembered body was found in a suitcase and bag in East London's Quigney during Women’s Month this year, while other body parts, including her severed head, were later found, horrified South Africans.

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