The Tshegofatso Pule murder trial will resume on Wednesday in the High Court in Johannesburg.
Pule was murdered in June 2020 while she was eight months pregnant.
The alleged mastermind behind the murder, Nthuthuko Shoba was arrested at his home in Florida on Gauteng’s West Rand earlier in 2021.
On Tuesday, the court heard from convicted killer Muzi Malepane who’s turned state witness against the alleged mastermind, Shoba.
Malepane spoke about plans he said he and Shoba carried out to kill Pule.
He told the court that he was approached by Shoba to help get someone to kill Pule.
Malepane says Shoba wanted Pule dead so that his wife doesn’t find out about it.
He says he didn’t get a third party and carried out the murder driven by greed and a love for money.
He spoke of how Shoba got a woman posing as a recruitment officer to contact Pule.
The initial plan was for Pule to be killed on May 29, 2020, and it was meant to look like a suicide.
Malepane says he waited for Pule at the McDonalds, south of Johannesburg, but she didn’t show up.
He says then Shoba came to him on May 4 saying Pule needed to die on that day.
They were supposed to hang her body on the Maraisburg Bridge, west of Johannesburg, but Malepane felt it was a busy road.
He is yet to tell the court how Pule ended up being shot before she was hung in a tree.
In the video below, in 2021, Tshegfatso Pule’s murder accused pleads guilty: