Tue, 24 Nov 2020

The State's case against Muzikayise Malephane, accused of the murder of Tshegofatso Pule, has been postponed to allow for the accused to make representations.

The 31-year-old is accused of killing Pule in June, while she was eight months pregnant. He made a brief appearance in the Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg on Tuesday for the pre-trial following a previous postponement.

His lawyer, advocate Johlene Muir informed the court that she had received outstanding documents from the State on Tuesday morning and further requested a postponement to consult with the accused who would like to make representations to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

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Pule's Uncle told the Sunday Times that police showed them CCTV footage of Pule leaving in a grey Jeep without her boyfriend.

The beautician was eight months pregnant at the time of her murder, sparking increased outrage across the country, as the scourge of gender-based violence and femicide claimed another life.

Pule was buried on 11 June.

Malephane was due back in court on 19 November.

Source: News24

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