A 33-year-old man from Duduza in Nigel, Brian Thamsanqa Somfako abandoned his bail application earlier today at the Nigel Magistrate’s Court for the murder charges he is faced with.
It is alleged that at around 06h00 on 13 August 2021, Somfako assaulted Samantha Zungu with a steel pipe then took her to a hospital where she later died after few minutes.
Somfako made a confession to one of the hospital staff about what had happened to Zungu. The hospital then called the police as they arrested Somfako and he remained in custody since.
Furthermore, the matter was postponed to 30 September 2021 for further investigation.