Suspect in court for ex-girlfriend's murder

The charred remains of Azintle Feni, 25, were found in the bushes

Azintle Feni
Azintle Feni
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The man who allegedly murdered his ex-girlfriend and burnt her corpse in an open field appeared in the Motherwell Magistrate's Court on Monday.

Siviwe Khusani, 26, was arrested on Friday after taking police to a remote field near the Swartkops River in Motherwell where he allegedly burnt his ex-girlfriend’s body.

Police found the remains of Azintle Feni, 25, shortly before midnight on Thursday after they had spent almost 12 hours interrogating Khusani.

On Monday Khusani appeared in court where he was formally charged with Feni’s murder.

Police spokesman Captain Andre Beetge said that Khusani would remain in custody until July 6 when he is scheduled to apply for bail.

Beetge said that additional charges could be added at a later stage.

Khusani was arrested by detectives from the Motherwell Police station after a week long investigation.

During the probe police found blood stains on a bed and inside a car believed to have been used to move Feni’s body.

Beetge said police were still waiting for forensic reports from experts who were on the scene.