Two Pakistani nationals accused of dismembering a Limpopo teacher and driving her around to dispose of her body parts appeared before the Limpopo High Court on Monday.
Ashan Fraz Cheema, 30, and Raza Ali, 26, are charged with murder, robbery in aggravated circumstances, perversion of justice, unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition and illegal immigration.
They are due on December 23 Mohlale Precious Magabane, teacher of Kabishi Elementary School, in 2018.
National Law Enforcement Agency spokesman Mashudu Malabi Dzhangi said Magabane and Cheema were allegedly in a relationship.
“Both defendants went to the Apartment of the deceased and a quarrel broke out between them. Both defendants attacked her and killed her with a knife. They then dismembered the deceased’s body and put her body parts in several garbage bags. They put the garbage bags in the vehicle and drove around, discarding the body parts and burying the head and arms in a shallow grave,” Dzhangi said.
Cheema was not represented in court on Monday like his predecessor’s attorney pulled backed out of the matter.
The trial has been postponed until June 27 to allow him to find a lawyer.
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