The Tshegofatso Pule murder trial will only resume at the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg on January 17, 2022.
Pule was murdered and her body found in an open veld in Roodepoort in June 2020.
The 28-year-old was eight months pregnant at the time.
The alleged mastermind behind the murder, Nthuthuko Shoba was arrested at his home in Florida on Gauteng’s West Rand earlier this year.
His arrest came after the man convicted of Pule’s murder, Muzikayise Malephane, entered into a plea agreement with the state to testify against Shoba.
Shoba’s lawyer Norman Makhubela told the court that due to COVID-19 restrictions at the prison, they have not had fruitful consultations with the accused.
The state was not opposed to the application.
Pule’s family though, has expressed disappointment saying there was plenty of time to consult the murder accused.
They say the defence is using delaying tactics.
The video below is reporting that Shoba was denied bail yet again in September: