The trial of Mackenzie Ratselane, the ex-husband of Lesedi Fm current affairs presenter Dimakatso Folotsi Ratselane, is expected to get under way in the Bloemfontein Regional Court on Tuesday.

Ratselane faces charges of attempted murder, kidnapping, unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition. He allegedly stabbed Folotsi who was his wife at the time, multiple times in February this year and fled the scene.

Ratselane was arrested in Ennerdale, Gauteng, a day after he was declared a suspect on the run:

Magistrate Rasheed Matthews turned down MacKenzie Ratselane’s bail application in July.

This is after the state argued that he might try to evade his trial and that there is enough evidence that if he is released on bail, he might intimidate witnesses.

He was arrested while hiding in Ennerdale in Gauteng after being on the run for six days. The court also heard at the time that Folotsi feared for her life after receiving a threatening phone call from Ratselane who was in prison.

The video below is about a high-profile team of detectives being deployed to track down the fugitive husband: