Durban - An oThongathi man convicted of conspiring to kill his girlfriend was on Wednesday accused of “playing games” after firing his legal counsel shortly before arguments could begin for his sentencing in the Durban High Court.
Loganathan Naicker, a former security company boss, was convicted in January.
He and Pillay were in a relationship and living together when, in May 2008, Naicker decided Pillay had to be killed and approached two men, Sandile Ncube and Mbongeni Mbatha, to carry out his plan for a cash reward.
The two men had accosted Pillay at her home in Ottawa, near Verulam, on May 21, 2008, and drove away with her in her Toyota Tazz.
They took her to sugar cane fields nearby where she was shot dead. The vehicle was later found abandoned.