Ngcebo Thusi appears in court for the murder of TUT student, Ntokozo Xaba
By Tshegofatso Makola
Following news of the death of 21-year-old Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) student, Ntokozo Xaba, the ex-boyfriend of the deceased appeared in the Pretoria Regional Court earlier today. This, after he was arrested and taken in for questioning by the police this past weekend.
The ex-boyfriend of Ntokozo Xaba, Ngcebo Thusi made a brief appearance in the Pretoria Regional Court today. This was in connection with the murder of his ex-girlfriend and TUT student, who was found dead on the morning of 2 February 2023.
According to police, Xaba and her friends were out drinking with her Thusi the night of 1 February 2023, when Xaba's friends left her alone with him. The details of what transpired afterward are still unclear, however, Xaba's lifeless body was found the next morning with multiple stab wounds to the neck.
An investigation into Xaba's murder was opened, with the suspect, Thusi being taken in for questioning this past weekend. The suspect made his first appearance today facing the charges of murder and defeating the ends of justice.
The suspect, well-known rugby player, known to have played for the Blue Bulls junior side last year, is allegedly the last person to have seen Xaba alive.
With the courtroom filled with spectators, many, students from TUT, the case was postponed to 13 February 2023 for the state to confirm the suspect's address and profile ahead of the formal bail application.
Many will wait in anticipation to see whether Thusi will apply and be granted bail, amid the growing crisis of gender-based violence in the country.