A man, who allegedly beat and stabbed his girlfriend to death in rage, will remain behind bars.
Yanga Dyakopu, 34, appeared in Wynberg Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday where his bail application was denied and his case postponed to 1 July.
His four-month romance with Nonkosi Toys ended in horror when she was killed at their hokkie in Imizamo Yethu in Hout Bay on 13 April.
According to Sisonke Yeko, the sister-in-law of the deceased, on the night of the incident, Dyakopu had heard rumours that Nonkosi, 32, was jolling and he threatened to beat her up.
Sisonke says the relationship had always been rocky as Dyakopu controlled her every move.
“After a friend left he locked the doors, hid the key and started by stabbing her under the left breast and beating her to death until the early hours of the following morning,” she said.
“He locked her inside and went to a nearest tavern to brag about what he had done and how he could care less if she died painfully.
“In court I saw a furious and unremorseful person. He was like that even the day the police took him. Yanga is a very disrespectful and an abusive self-centred animal.”
The mother of two was described as a bubbly and outspoken person who always smiled at everyone. She will be laid to rest in Philippi today.
SAPS’ FC van Wyk says: “A case of murder was opened on 14 April and the suspect was arrested on the same date.”