THE trial of the alleged "sugarcane" serial killer was adjourned early yesterday to allow the Scottburgh high court's female officials to attend a Women's Month function.
"It has come to my attention that women who work in this court have to attend a function. For this reason, we will adjourn early today (Wednesday)," said Judge King Ndlovu.
For more than three hours yesterday, the court heard evidence from Bongani Ngcobo, whose fiancée Noxolo Mpande was allegedly killed by suspected serial killer Thozamile Taki.
Taki, 36, is accused of killing 13 women and dumping their bodies in sugarcane plantations in Umzinto and tea plantations in Port St Johns in the Eastern Cape.
His co-accused, Hlengiwe Nene, is charged as an accessory to the 13 robberies. - Sapa