Case of man who allegedly buried girlfriend in yard postponed

2017-01-30 14:06
Magistrate's court. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

Magistrate's court. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

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Pretoria - A man who reported his partner missing after allegedly killing her and burying her in his back yard appeared in the Temba Magistrate's Court, Hammanskraal, on Monday.

Dressed in black pants and a red, striped T-shirt, James Dube was in court briefly and had his case postponed to February 9 for a formal bail application.

READ: Hammanskraal murder case DNA results to be released

Dube, 38, previously abandoned his bail application, but then changed his mind and decided to apply again.

The woman was apparently his girlfriend, and not his wife as previously reported. 

He allegedly confessed to burning the woman's body and burying her remains in his back yard at his home at Stinkwater Trust Farm after killing her on October 6, police spokesperson Captain Kay Makhubela previously said.

He reported her missing on October 26, prompting police and local residents to search for her. After receiving an anonymous tip, police questioned Dube.

Makhubela said forensic experts and a dog unit exhumed the woman’s remains to gather DNA evidence.

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