The matter was postponed to September 11 for a formal bail application, Sergeant Mmako Mophiring said.
Moepa Mochale, 40, was arrested on August 16 after he allegedly stabbed his neighbour Petros Mokgatla in the ribs on the sidelines of a ritual ceremony in Matsieng village.
In an earlier police statement, Mophiring said the two got into a fight after eating and drinking.
Mokgatla ran into the house for help but died later.
Police were called to the scene and Mochale was arrested.