UPDATE: Karabo Mokoena's murder-accused denied bail


Sandile Mantsoe has denied murdering his ex-girlfriend.

• Editor's note: This article is updated each time new information becomes available.

JOHANNESBURG - The man accused of killing 22-year-old Karabo Mokoena was denied bail in the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court on Friday.

Sandile Mantsoe denied murdering his ex-girlfriend.





READ: Mantsoe confessed to murdering Mokoena to sever blood-tie: NPA


The 27-year-old accused claimed that Mokoena committed suicide.



But the state maintained Mantsoe had murdered Mokoena in a ritual killing in order to sever the blood tie between them, and restore his failing business.

Prosecutors said it was unclear whether Mokoena was alive when her body was doused with petrol and set alight.

The case was postponed to July 28.