The Mbekweni man accused of murdering his girlfriend before burning her body made a brief appearance in court.
Sithobele Qebe, 30, was arrested after White City residents found 27-year-old Siphokazi Booi’s body burning near the railway tracks on 4 September.
The accused allegedly dismembered her body before placing it in a wheelie bin.
Yesterday was his second appearance in the Paarl Magistrates’ Court where he is facing charges of murder and assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.
Qebe allegedly beat his deceased girlfriend just weeks before she was killed.
She came out of hospital and went back to him and hours before she died, was seen fighting with him.
The accused heard that his case was postponed to Friday because the investigating officer must still confirm his address as he doesn’t have a home anymore after his shack was demolished by angry residents.
National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) regional spokesperson Eric Ntabazalila said: “His lawyer told the court that they have an alternative address which they will use for his bail application.
“Between now and Friday, the investigating officer will go and confirm that address and also confirm whether the accused would be accepted in that community.”
Siphokazi’s family members say they are waiting for the DNA results, while her great grandfather Pikoko Booi, 74, says: “We are also waiting for the accused’s family to come to us and tell us what their burial plans are.
“They have not come to us to apologise for what their son has done to Siphokazi, all they did was send a WhatsApp text message.”