Yende’s alleged killer back in court

The man accused of killing Eskom employee Thembisile Yende is back in court

A man accused of murdering his lover and former Eskom employee, Thembisile Yende is expected to appear in the Springs Magistrate’s Court on Monday.

David Ngwenya, 43, a technician at Eskom, allegedly murdered his lover, Yende, after he suspected that she would “spill the beans” about his involvement in a copper cable theft syndicate.

Her body was discovered in a storeroom at the Pietersboth substation after she went missing on 17 May. He was arrested on 15 June.

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Ngwenya was denied bail at his last court appearance on 29 June after he failed to show exceptional circumstances to motivate why he should be released on bail.

Magistrate Cornell Pretorius ruled that Ngwenya should have done more than just deny the charges of premeditated murder against him.

The court heard that the murder scene looked like it was “staged” to make it look like Yende committed suicide.

Ngwenya stands accused of injecting Yende with a substance, before striking her head with a crowbar and  subsequently suffocating and strangling her after a struggle.

– News24 Wire