Mulalo Sivhidzho refused to go to the Honeydew police station to ask police to help her look for her husband.
She said it would have been pointless to go to the police because they had not taken her seriously when she called earlier, Awelani Muhanelwa told the Johannesburg high court yesterday.
Muhanelwa testified that Sivhidzho had insisted they continue with the search for her husband, Avhatakali Netshisaulu, without the police on the night he was murdered in December 2006. Sivhidzho, Ntabudzeni Matsenene and Arnold Sello are charged with the murder.
"When I got to her complex she was already standing outside her apartment. She told me to park my car as we would be using her car.
"She said her husband was in trouble and that she would explain on the way. She said her husband had a scheduled meeting with Matsenene in Honeydew but was not sure of the address."
Muhanelwa said when the two eventually came across a burning car Sivhidzho shouted at him and said her husband was in the boot of the burning car.