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Karabo Mokoena murder case postponed

Sandile Mantsoe is accused of killing his girlfriend, Karabo Mokoena, setting her body alight and dumping it in Lyndhurst.

FILE: Karabo Mokoena was allegedly murdered by her boyfriend. Picture: Instagram

JOHANNESBURG – The case against murder accused Sandile Mantsoe had been postponed to next month.

Mantsoe made a brief appearance at the Johannesburg magistrates court on Friday morning.

He's accused of killing his girlfriend, Karabo Mokoena, setting her body alight and dumping it in Lyndhurst.

Sandile Mantsoe was denied bail last month.

The court heard that Mokoena was still alive when he set her alight and dumped her body in Lyndhurst.

However, Mantsoe has denied this, saying that he found her dead, panicked and then burnt her body.

The investigating officer in the case claims that Mantsoe confessed to killing Mokoena to break a curse over his business.

Court proceedings were brief on Friday morning as the prosecution requested a postponement, saying that forensic results couldn’t be expedited in time.

Magistrate Du Plessis granted their request but warned that he won't be hesitant to strike the matter off the roll if the results are not available in the next appearance.

Mantsoe will remain behind bars while the defence attempts to expedite the results from the National Health Laboratory Services while some of its workers remain on strike.