Judgment is expected to be delivered in the High Court in Johannesburg on Wednesday in the bail application of the alleged mastermind behind the murder of Tsegofatso Pule.

Nthuthuko Shoba was arrested in February after the man who confessed to murdering Pule, Muzikayise Malephane, turned state witness.

Pule was eight months pregnant when Malephane killed her in June 2020. Her body was found in an open veld in Roodepoort. The body was hanging from a tree and had stab wounds to the chest.

Shoba denies any involvement in Pule’s death.

This is Shoba’s third bail application. His initial bail application was denied after he failed to prove exceptional circumstances.

VIDEO: In May, the state said it is ready for the murder trial:

Second pregnancy

In April, the family of the murdered 28-year-old was shocked to find out that it was her second pregnancy.

They were speaking outside the Roodepoort Magistrate’s Court where the alleged mastermind behind her death, Shoba, was making a second bail bid.

The state used cell phone records in a bid to show that Shoba’s version of events was far from the truth and that he tried to kill Pule at least once before.

VIDEO: SABC’s Hasina Gory reports on the case: