Father of 4 accused of stabbing wife to death back in court

2017-03-14 06:00
Magistrate's court. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

Magistrate's court. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

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Cape Town – A man accused of stabbing his wife to death is expected back in the Wynberg Magistrate's Court for a bail application on Tuesday.

Mzuvukile Poni, 36, told Magistrate Goolam Bowa during a court appearance on February 14 of his intention to plead guilty to stabbing Vuyiseka Poni on January 2.

She apparently fled her home and Poni chased after her, allegedly repeatedly stabbing her in a friend's house.

Poni, a project administrator, said he would plead guilty, with reasons, but chose to remain silent on the merits of the case.

He claimed he was never told that his wife died due to her wounds and could not recall how many times he stabbed her.

He told the court the couple had three children, aged 12, six and one, who are now in the care of his mother. He has a fourth child with another woman.

One of his daughters had a liver transplant and her health had deteriorated since his arrest, he said.


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