Gauteng woman, lover in court over her husband's death

2017-01-30 22:04
Magistrates court. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

Magistrates court. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Pretoria - A woman who allegedly buried her husband's body in a makeshift grave in Hammanskraal appeared in the Temba Magistrates's Court, on Monday.

Fikile Mongwe, 36, appeared alongside Innocent Pilosa, 21, who allegedly orchestrated the burial of her 61-year-old husband, Selaelo Lekalakala.

It is alleged the two buried Lekalakala on New Year’s Eve and then reported him missing on January 16. The man's body was exhumed last Friday. Pilosa, who is believed to be Mongwe's lover, had been on the run from police.

Both requested legal aid. The case was postponed to February 16, for a formal bail application.

Mongwe was arrested after police had exhumed the body. This was after Pilosa's friend confessed to helping them bury Lekalakala's body.

"The man directed police to the grave after he told us that he can’t live like this anymore," said Captain Kay Makhubela last week.

The 32-year-old man told police he had helped a friend bury a body in a grave in Hammanskraal, north of Pretoria, in December 2016.

He was detained at Temba police station and is expected to turn State witness.

In a separate incident, a 38-year-old man allegedly, who confessed to burning his wife’s body and burying her remains in his backyard at his home in Stingwater Trust Farm, Hammanskraal, after killing her on October 6, appeared in the Temba Magistrate's Court last week.

Makhubela said the man had reported his wife missing on October 26, prompting police and residents to launch a search for her.

He is expected back in court on February 9 for a formal bail application.

Read more on:    pretoria  |  crime

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
Partner Content
How data is changing investments

Technological disruption is rife in many spheres of business and given the quantity of data available, it’s no surprise that the way in which asset managers work is also changing fast.

Behind the sparkle

Alluring, beautiful and timeless - diamonds are some of the most sought after gems in the world and are a true testament of everlasting brilliance. Let us take you behind the sparkle to show you the history behind this coveted jewel.

/News
 

Play with your pet when you're not at home

Many pets are alone at home during the week while their owners are at work. So what do these animals get up to while they’re home alone?

 
 

Paws

How to get rid of fleas
12 Cool cat facts
Chocolate can be fatal for dogs
Spider-man star's adorable relationship with his dog
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.