The trial of Sandile Mantsoe, who is alleged to have murdered and burnt the remains of his girlfriend Karabo Mokoena‚ will only be heard next year. Karabo Mokoena’s remains were discovered in a ditch in Lyndhurst‚ burnt beyond recognition‚ on April 29. Her family continued searching for her‚ unaware that the remains that had been found were hers.
Mantsoe was questioned by police and had initially denied seeing Mokoena‚ alleging that they had broken up a few months earlier. However‚ he later confessed to police that he had returned home from a business meeting on April 28 and found Mokoena dead in his flat. He claimed to have disposed of the body by dousing it with petrol and pool acid‚ placing a tyre around it and setting it alight.