Man in court for ‘suitcase’ murder

2010-12-09 09:00

A man has appeared briefly in the Nigel Magistrates Court after the body of a woman he claimed was his wife was found stuffed into a suitcase floating in a river, Beeld newspaper reported on Thursday.

Willem Pretorius (37), would remain in custody until his next appearance on December 15.

He was arrested on Monday after he went to a police station and reported Xoliswa Ndlakuse (58), missing, claiming she was his wife. Her family has denied this.

A passerby found the suitcase floating in the Blesbok River last Sunday afternoon. The person called the police, who opened it and found her corpse.

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