Sandile Mantsoe found guilty of murdering Karabo Mokoena
The High Court in Johannesburg has found Sandile Mantsoe guilty of killing his former girlfriend Karabo Mokoena.
Mantsoe stabbed Mokoena and tried to hid the murder by burning her remains.
Acting Judge Peet Johnson also found Mantsoe guilty of defeating the ends of justice and of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm.
Mokoena’s charred remains were found by a passer-by in Lyndhurst, Johannesburg in April 2017.
Mantsoe previously claimed that Mokoena was a violent person, who was “addicted” to the high life.
In a statement read out in court previously, Mantsoe also claimed Mokoena used to beat him up and that she became angry and depressed after she was raped by the friend of a former lover.
He also alleged that Mokoena used to cut herself and that her sister had witnessed this.
Mantsoe, a married father of three, had reportedly been in a romantic relationship with Mokoena since October 2016. It is believed that he and his wife were estranged.
The accused denied killing Mokoena but, during his bail application, he claimed that he had disposed of her body after he came home and found that she had committed suicide.