Mystery of the suitcase murder
Willem Pretorius, 37, claimed Xoliswa Ndlakuse, 58, was his wife and that she had gone missing. His family denied the marriage - and her body was found in a suitcase that had been chucked into a dam
A man has appeared briefly in the Nigel Magistrate's Court after the body of a woman he claimed was his wife was found stuffed into a suitcase floating in a river, Beeld reports.
Willem Pretorius, 37, would remain in custody until his next appearance on December 15.
He was arrested on Monday after he went to a police station and reported Xoliswa Ndlakuse, 58, missing, claiming she was his wife.
Her family has denied this.
A passer-by found the suitcase floating in the Blesbok River last Sunday afternoon. The person called the police, who opened it and found her corpse.