Suspect in Viwe Dalingozi arson murder case appears in Joburg court


JOHANNESBURG, November 8 – The murder case of a man who allegedly doused his girlfriend with petrol and set her alight has been postponed to December for further investigation.

Mpho Thobane had been expected to apply for bail on Thursday but the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court heard that he has decided to abandon his bail application.

Thobane, 27, is accused of murdering Viwe Dalingozi, 31, in the Joburg CBD in late October. He was arrested in Limpopo several days later.

The State was expected to oppose bail because he is a flight risk.

Police said the suspect allegedly had an argument with his girlfriend and poured petrol on her and set her alight while she was sleeping on a bed.

Thobane is charged with premeditated murder and arson.

He will remain in custody until his next court appearance.

– African News Agency (ANA)