He did not spend more than 5 minutes in the dock, says EWN reporter Thando Kubheka was in court today.
She says he wore a navy blue jacket and jeans and looked very confused and dazed, almost as though he was unaware of his surroundings.
Kubheka says this was his first public appearance since the crime was committed.
The judge had to ask him few times, questions about the case, and he did not seem to know what was going on.— Thando Kubheka, EWN
Police are speculating Hope Zinde may have been murdered on Monday last week, based on reports by family members about when she was last seen.
Kubheka says though the court room was packed, none of Zinde's family was present today.
He is expected to undergo psychiatric evaluation to establish whether he is fit to stand trial.
he is charged with murder and also with being in possession of drugs.
His case was postponed for further investigation. It has been moved to the Brits Regional Court. His next appearance will be on Friday 17 June.