Friends of Lekita Moore believe her alleged killer slaughtered her in a fit of jealous rage.
A young woman, who asked not be identified, says she was with the 19-year-old and friends at a karaoke party on Saturday night.
She also claims that murder accused Cameron Wilson, 19, hit Lekita in front of them “until her nose bled”.
The meisie’s mutilated body was found on a field in Tuna Road, Valhalla Park, on Sunday morning.
She had been stabbed several times in her throat and stomach.
One of her nipples, and part of her genitals had been cut off.
Not even 24 hours after her death, a young man thought to be Lekita’s boyfriend, Xavier Bester, 20, was shot and killed just 20 metres from where her body was found.
Wilson was charged with Lekita’s murder after he was taken in for questioning on Monday. He was also charged with attempted murder in connection with another assault.
However, police would not reveal details of this matter yesterday.
Wilson appeared briefly in a packed Bishop Lavis Magistrates’ Court yesterday. The State said Wilson faces a schedule six offence and said they would oppose bail.
The case was postponed to October 11 for a bail hearing.
The gallery was filled with mostly women who left the courtroom in a rage, swearing as Wilson was led back to the cells. Many seemed surprised by his youthful looks.
“Hy is dan so ‘n mooi klong, wie sal kan dink dat hy nou so iets sal doen, (He’s such a good looking young man, no one would think he’s capable of this)” a woman said.
Outside court, scores of Valhalla Park residents held up posters with Lekita’s photograph on them.
Her friend believes Wilson allegedly killed Lekita “in a jealous rage”.
“We were at the karaoke and they were together,” the scared young woman says.
“Hy het haar neus aan die bloei geslaan (He hit and her nose bled). He was jealous about something.
“At one point she told us not to go to the toilet alone, not just because of him (Wilson) but because of the other gangsters who were also there,” she adds.
Meanwhile, Lekita’s bereaved parents Charl, 53, and Shireen Moore, 49, say they don’t know Wilson.
“This is the first time I see him,” says an angry Charl.
“He must stay where he is and not get bail. He must die in there. What he did to my child he’ll do to another child.
“Bring die tou in, hang hom! (Bring the rope, hang him!)”