A Pacaltsdorp man has appeared in court for allegedly stabbing his 29-year-old girlfriend, Leonie Williams, to death.
Williams was pregnant, says police spokesperson Captain Malcolm Pojie, and died as a result of multiple stab wounds.
The accused, 46-year-old Elton Veldman, appeared in the George Magistrate's Court on Monday on a charge of murder. He was held in custody and the case was postponed to Tuesday, 27 October for a formal bail application.
Pojie dispelled rumours that William’s stomach had been sliced open to remove the foetus, saying the autopsy had established that there were no “cut wounds”.