- A magistrate was not available to rule on the bail hearing in the case of an 18-year-old teenager accused of murdering his girlfriend, 15.
- Khodani Takalani appeared in the Thohoyandou Magistrate's Court in Limpopo on Tuesday.
- Magistrate Farahna Hussain had to urgently hear another bail application.
The bail judgment in the case of an 18-year-old pupil who allegedly stabbed his 15-year old girlfriend to death has been postponed to Wednesday due to the unavailability of the magistrate.
Khodani Takalani was due to hear whether he would be granted bail in the Thohoyandou Magistrate's Court in Limpopo on Tuesday.
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According to National Prosecuting Authority provincial spokesperson Mashudu Malabi-Dzhanzhi, the magistrate - Farahna Hussain - had to urgently hear another bail application.
Malabi-Dzhanzhi told News24:
Takalani stands accused of stabbing to death Tshinakaho Munyai at Vondwe village on 5 December 2021 after their relationship apparently went sour.
Khuthadzo Munyai, Tshinakaho's aunt had since indicated that the family was opposed to the granting of bail as "it will deepen our pain".
According to her, Takalani first gave police a false version of what had transpired on the day of the incident.
She earlier told News24 that the two met at a local resort on the fateful day and intermittent arguments developed between them. The accused was alleged to have assaulted Tshinakaho.
A statement by police spokesperson Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo after the incident stated that Takalani was in the company of Tshinakaho when they were confronted by an unknown knife-wielding man.
Takalani ran away while the unknown man dragged Tshinakaho to the nearby bushes, the statement said. Her lifeless body with stab wounds was found the following day.
Mojapelo later said Takalani was arrested after two days following a "meticulous investigation" by the police.
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