The dangers inherent in long-distance relationships will come under the spotlight when trial of a man alleged to have murdered his estranged wife and her lover in a jealous rage continues in the Johannesburg high court this week.
In the dock will be Moses Thabo Vanqa, 43, a businessman from King William's Town, Eastern Cape.
Vanqa is believed to have regularly visited his wife, Thozama Mange, 38, at their home in Protea Glen, Soweto.
The state alleges that on October 6 Vanqa shot and killed Mange and her lover, Advocate Mbuyane, when he found them in bed.
On the day of the shooting Vanqa allegedly arrived home in the early hours of the morning with a loaded firearm.
Vanqa knocked on the door and when there was no response, he woke up Mange's son who was sleeping in an outside room. He asked him to tell his mother he was looking for her.
It is alleged Vanqa shot his wife when he entered the house. Mbuyane was shot in the head and abdomen.
His body was found sprawled in the corridor and Mange lay dead nearby with gunshot wounds to her chest.
The trial continues on Wednesday.