Suspect denies killing girlfriend in Bredasdorp

A man accused of murdering his underage girlfriend in Bredasdorp has testified that he took care of the teenager when she apparently fell ill.

Bredasdorp Magistrates Court. Picture: EWN.

CAPE TOWN – A man accused of murdering his underage girlfriend in Bredasdorp has testified he took care of the teenager when she apparently fell ill.

Gift Sibondo allegedly killed Elda Japhta in 2015.

Previous witnesses testified Sabondo fetched Japhta from her friend's home the day before she went missing in May 2015.

Sabondo denies this. He also contradicts claims he was in an abusive relationship with the deceased.

The accused has been unable to explain wounds on his back and chest noted by a pathologist shortly after his arrest.

Japhta's body was found under a bed in a shack she shared with Sabondo.