Zandile Nsele, who appeared in the Pinetown Magistrate’s Court yesterday, chose not to apply for bail.
Siphumelele Mzimba disappeared nearly four weeks ago in Nazareth, near Pinetown. Mzimba’s decomposed body was found buried near Nsele’s home last Thursday.
Mzimba was reported missing after she went to a hairdresser near her home but never reached her destination on June 13. Later that day, her parents received a message demanding a ransom of R20000.
A few days after the ransom demand, Nsele was arrested in connection with Mzimba’s disappearance.