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THE man who travelled from Duduza near Nigel in Gauteng to Siyathemba near Balfour in Mpumalanga allegedly to kill the husband of his former wife appeared in court yesterday.
Willy Lekgodi, 27, was not asked to plead to a charge of murder when he appeared in the Balfour magistrate's court.
He was remanded for further police investigations and a possible bail application on his next court appearance on September 8.
According to the charge sheet Lekgodi murdered Vusi Nkomo, 27, after having met the victim in the town of Balfour on Tuesday morning.
According to Mpumalanga police spokesman Captain Leonard Hlathi, the two men went to Nkomo's home where they found the woman at the centre of the love triangle home.
Hlathi said yesterday that it was not clear if Nkomo knew that this man who had begged him for accommodation for the night was his wife's former husband.
"When they arrived home at around 12.30pm the deceased went to bed," Hathi said.
He said Lekgodi allegedly did not go to bed but stayed up and asked his former wife to find his two-year-old biological son's death certificate.
The child had died a while staying with his mother and stepfather "a while ago", said Hlathi.
"The man then allegedly went out to the neighbours to borrow a hammer, apparently to attack the deceased," said Hlathi.
On his return Lekgodi is alleged to have produced a butcher's knife instead, which he used to stab Nkomo in his bed, Hlathi said.
The woman, Matshileng Tsotetsi, 24, tried to alert their neighbours but found the house door locked.
"Her screams and those of the victim were heard by neighbours, who rushed to the scene, but it was too late," Hlathi said.
According to the police captain, Lekgodi had allegedly spoken to the neighbours through the bedroom window, saying he was "finished with the dog".
Hlathi said Lekgodi then allegedly phoned his family, telling them he had killed the man who had taken his wife away.
When paramedics and the police arrived at the house they found Nkomo's body covered in blood, having sustained multiple stab wounds.
"The accused's clothing was soaked in blood and he was immediately arrested."