The man accused of murdering Thembisile Yende is back in court

SPRINGS, SOUTH AFRICA – MAY 31: Community protests in support of the family of deceased Thembisile Yende on May 31, 2017 in Springs, South Africa. The body of Thembisile Yende was found in the locked office after 10 days of being missing, the bakkie she was driving was parked outside. (Photo by Galo Images / Beeld / Felix Dlangamandla)

Pretoria – David Ngwenya who has been charged with the murder of Thembisile Yende, an Eskom employee will appear at the Springs Magistrate Court on Wednesday.

Ngwenya who is a technician at Eskom, is accused of injecting Yende who was his lover with a substance before hitting her with a crowbar on the head and suffocating and strangling her in May after she put up a fight.

It is said that the reason behind the murder is that Ngwenya suspected that she will report him on his alleged involvement in a copper cable theft case.

Yende who is a mother of one, was reported missing in May this year.

Her body was found after more than a week after she was reported missing her co-workers detected a smell, at an isolated Eskom office in Springs, the City of Ekurhuleni.

Ngewnya last appeared in court in September. His lawyer Advocate Zola Majavu told the court that DNA results will clear his client.

“Most critically we are awaiting the outcome of the DNA evidence. I don’t want to jinx it but depending on what the outcome is, I have reason to believe that based on my instructions the piece of DNA evidence will exonerate him,” Majavu said.

Majavu also said that once the DNA clears his client he will approach the court for a new bail.

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