Thembisile Yende murder-accused David Ngwenya was denied bail at the Springs Magistrate’s Court in the east of Johannesburg on Thursday afternoon.

Ngwenya (43) – a technician at Eskom – allegedly murdered his lover, after he suspected that she would “spill the beans” on his involvement in a copper cable theft syndicate.

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Yende’s body was found 10 days after her disappearance at an isolated Eskom substation and was staged to look like a suicide.

He is due to appear in court again on 17 July.

– News24 Wire