Cape Town man appears in court for wife’s murder


A judges gavel rests on top of a desk in the courtroom of the newly opened Black Police Precinct and Courthouse Museum February 3, 2009 in Miami, Florida.

The court has postponed the case of a man who was responsible for his wife’s death and dumping her body in Fisantekraal in Cape Town.

On Tuesday, the woman – Nosicelo Tsipa’s body was found burnt and was found by community members in a shallow grave.

The last time she was seen alive was on Sunday.

However, outside the Bellville magistrate’s court are civil society organisations.

Tsipa’s family is beckoning on the government to provide an urgent intervention in gender-based violence.

They said the dead woman’s 15 year old daughter is finding it hard to cope with her mother’s death.

The suspect will be in custody until his trial.

I think it’s high time that the law and the justice system is revised especially when it comes to gender-based violence because women are dying,” said Yandiswa Tsipa, the deceased’s sister.

It’s high time that particular law is revised to favour especially women in this country.”

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