Ntuthuko Shoba has been found guilty of the murder of Tshegofatso Pule.
Acting Judge Stuart Wilson has been delivering his judgment at the high court in Johannesburg.
Pule was murdered in 2020 while eight months pregnant.
Shoba, who was her boyfriend, faced charges of conspiracy to murder, as well as defeating the ends of justice.
Wilson says, “For these reasons, Mr Shoba, we have reached the following verdict: on Count 1 of the indictment, I find you guilty for the premeditated murder of Pule. On count 2 of the indictment, I find you not guilty of obstruction of justice. You may sit down. I hand down the judgement.”
BREAKING NEWS | Ntuthuko Shoba found guilty of the murder of Tshegofatso Pule:
In January, convicted killer Muzi Malepane described how he and alleged mastermind, Shoba, plotted to kill Pule.
Malepane admitted to being paid R70 000 for the hit on the pregnant 28-year-old in 2020.
Shoba is currently standing trial for Pule’s murder.
VIDEO: In January, the South Gauteng High Court heard evidence from state witness, Muzi Malepane:
Makhubela accused Malepane of being a liar, calling him creative as his initial statement to the police after his arrest differed from his plea statement and court testimony.
Makhubela questioned Malepane on which one of his statements was the correct version.
“You are very creative in crafting lies. You changed your statement because there was no way you could have succeeded in pinning Shoba to the scene. I put it to you that you keep changing direction and different stories and then the court must decide which the correct version is,” said Makhubela.