A 45-year-old man accused of stabbing his girlfriend to death was due to appear in the Brits Magistrate Court in the North West province on Friday to apply for bail.
Sello Moela allegedly killed his 40-year-old girlfriend in Majakaneng, south of Brits, on March 5. He then took their one-year-old child to a neighbour’s house, telling them he had a fight with his girlfriend, who had gone away but she would come later to fetch the child.
Later in the afternoon he allegedly made a telephone call to the neighbours asking them to call the police as he had killed his girlfriend and left her in the house.
He had fled to Limpopo and was arrested on March 8 in Mankweng. He is facing a charge of murder.
The man is reported to have abandoned his bail application at the Brits Magistrate’s Court on Friday.
Joseph Itumeleng Moela, of Tornado near Brits, commonly known as Sello, told the court through his attorney during his brief appearance that he was abandoning his formal bail application.
Moela is accused of stabbing his girlfriend Dapheny Majola, 40, several times with a sharp object.
He allegedly put her on a bed, covered her with a blanket, locked the house and then took their minor child to the neighbours.
The case against him was postponed to May 9 for investigation.
Irate Majakaneng residents packed the courtroom and expressed displeasure when the court postponed the matter for investigation.
– African News Agency