Durban - The man allegedly found in possession of a phone belonging to Crossmoor Transport Plant employee, Sandra Moonsamy, made a brief appearance in court on Friday.
Jerry Ogbuwany Gike, 35, who has been charged with theft, appeared at the Durban Magistrate's Court for bail. The matter was adjourned to verify his legal status in the country.
He is expected to appear again next week.
It is over 40 days since the Westville mother of two went missing.
Moonsamy, 45, the financial director at her family-owned business, was allegedly taken by gunmen near the M13 and Stapleton Road intersection in Pinetown.