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Cape Town - A couple accused of killing a policeman and burying his body in their backyard appeared in the Western Cape High Court on Friday.
The court heard that Barnabas Sentiwe could plead guilty in terms of section 105A of the Criminal Procedure Act, which deals with plea and sentencing agreements.
Lawyers for his wife Phumza Veli said they were not considering that option at this stage.
Judge Robert Henney postponed the matter until April 12. He said he wanted to see the 105A notice on his desk before proceeding.
They both remain in custody.
The couple were neighbours of 29-year-old Constable Monwabisi Mnyombolo in Extension Six, Mfuleni, Cape Town.
It is the State's case that Sentiwe got into an argument with Mnyombolo at the couple's house in October 2009, accusing him of having an affair with his wife.
Sentiwe allegedly stabbed the police officer.
In 2010, he sold his house to Moses Njovana.
Njovana's wife saw a pair of tracksuit pants in the ground next to the house in 2011, dug them up and found bones inside.
Police were called to the scene and a shallow grave was unearthed.
Forensic testing revealed the bones in it belonged to the constable and a post mortem revealed he had been stabbed in the head.
The State has charged Sentiwe with murder and his wife with being an accessory after the fact. - Sapa