Johannesburg - A radio DJ accused of killing his girlfriend arrived with police ahead of his appearance at the Protea Magistrate's Court in Soweto on Thursday.

He wore a grey hooded jacket and jeans and hid his face from the flashing cameras of photographers.

Police escorted him to the holding cells to await his appearance.

He was arrested on Tuesday. His 32-year-old girlfriend was stabbed several times and left in a locked flat in Jabulani, Soweto, on June 29.

The man, who had been on the run for over a week, apparently phoned her friend and confessed to killing her, police said at the time.

The man is a presenter at Soweto-based community radio station, Jozi FM. - Sapa