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! 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.

Inside News24

Competition regulation for a growing and inclusive economy

ADVERTORIAL: The Competition Commission of South Africa is conducting advocacy work in the South African automotive aftermarket industry and has gazetted a Draft Code of Conduct for public comment.


Man scores date with tennis superstar after Twitter bet

It’s a modern day Cinderella story, but one American man took ‘shoot your shot’ seriously in 2017.


You won't want to miss...

6 myths about male cancer
Who are the highest paid models of 2017?
10 gorgeous plus-sized models who aren't Ashley Graham
5 top leg exercises for men
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


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 network.


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.