31-year-old Muzikayise Malephane has appeared for the second time in the Roodepoort Magistrate’s Court in connection with the murder of Tshegofatso Pule.

It is alleged that Muzikayise was hired by the wife of Tshegofatso’s baby daddy to kill Tshegofatso for R70, 000.

There is more allegations put forward that the mastermind behind death cashed up R8,m from her mum’s death which is believed to have been the financial boost that motivated her to have the financial power to afford a hit man.

Malephane today told the court that he was abandoning the services of a Legal Aid lawyer and would secure his own private attorney. Malephane will appear again in court on the 2 July 2020.

Pule, who was eight months pregnant, was last seen by her relatives on 4 June, leaving her Soweto home to visit her boyfriend, Ntuthuko Shoba, in Florida.

Pule’s lifeless body was found hanging from a tree in Roodepoort’s Durban Deep on 5 June. She had been stabbed in the chest. She was positively identified by her family three days later.

By: Monti Montsha