Karabo Mokoena murder accused Sandile Mantsoe to learn his fate this week

Murder accused Sandile Mantsoe is expected to learn his fate in the Johannesburg High Court later this week.

Mantsoe is accused of killing his 22-year-old girlfriend Karabo Mokoena, setting her body alight and dumping it in a veld in Lyndhurst last year.

READ: Family warned Karabo Mokoena several times to leave Mantsoe, court hears

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

The defence was expected to call witnesses including Mantsoe to testify on Monday morning, but the accused did not take the stand.

Judge Pieter Johnson has postponed the matter to Wednesday when he will hand down judgment.

Eyewitness News reporter Kgomotso Modise has more on the story.

Today we saw the defence revealing to the court that Mr Mantsoe will not be taking the stand as he does not believe he has a case to answer to.

Kgomotso Modise, EWN reporter

Johnson has now postponed the matter to Wednesday and this will be the day where closing arguments are heard. We are expecting a sentencing for Mantsoe.

Kgomotso Modise, EWN reporter

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