Sandile Mantsoe is expected to appear in the Johannesburg High Court on Friday for a pre-trial conference in the murder trial of his girlfriend Karabo Mokoena.

Mantsoe allegedly killed Mokoena, burnt her body and buried her in a shallow grave.

In August, he briefly appeared at the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court where the matter was transferred to the South Gauteng High Court for trial.

The 27-year-old father of three has been behind bars for about three months.

The forex trader is facing charges of premeditated murder, assault with the intent to cause grievous bodily harm and defeating the ends of justice.

Mantsoe denied killing his girlfriend but admits to disposing of her body.

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