Mantsoe's verbal confession admissible as evidence in murder trial

On Wednesday, murder accused Sandile Manstoe took the stand at his murder trial. His verbal confession is admissible as evidence.

Mantsoe is accused of killing his 22-year-old girlfriend last year, burning her body and dumping it in a veld.

READ: Karabo Mokoena's friend testifies as Sandile Mantsoe murder trial begins

Speaking to Gugu Mhlungu on The Afternoon Drive, EWN Reporter Kgomotso Modise reported that two officers from the Diepkloof Police Station testified in his trial on Wednesday.

Seargant Matshidiso Maseko, from the Diepkloof Police Station was the first witness to take the stand and she spoke about how she was approached by Karabo's mother to open a missing person's report and this was on 10 May last year. She then made her way with her colleagues including Captain Bekisiza Mhlongo who went with her to the Sandton Police Station to go find the Sandton Sky Hotel where Sandile Manstoe was living.

Kgomotso Modise, EWN Reporter

She reported that according to both officers, they had waited for the murder accused to get to the apartment and said Captain Mhlongo told the court that after questioning, Mantsoe confessed to killing Mokoena.

Mhlongo says after this, he went to fetch paper for Mantsoe to write the confession and sign it, but he refused and denied making the admission.

Kgomotso Modise, EWN Reporter

She said then Mantsoe took the stand and denied having had such a conversation with Mhlongo, saying the only thing he remembers is the captain saying 'he’s a nice boy, trying to solicit a bribe'.

Listen below to the full interview:


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