The murder trial of a former police officer accused of killing his wife at their home in Mbombela will resume in the Mpumalanga High Court on Tuesday.
Mugiyo Mabunda allegedly shot and killed his wife Tebogo Mabunda during an argument in 2020.
He was expected to testify on Monday, but his legal representative told the court that he would neither take the stand nor call witnesses as the trial was nearing its end.
Tebogo Mabunda’s uncle, Hendrick Matsane says Mabunda should be given a maximum sentence.
“Since the case started it has been a difficult period for the family. For the past two years, we have been having sleepless nights and wishing that the case [could] come to an end. Hopefully, it will not take long from now. We are confident that as he refuses to take a stand, it is giving a leeway that this man will be given a hefty sentence,” adds Matsane.
The video below is reporting on the accused court appearance: