Kavitha Nerputh Murder Accused Abandons Bail Application

INSET: Simphiwe Mweli (37), in the green shirt, has been charged with the murder of Kavitha Nerputh. | Image Source: The Witness

PIETERMARITZBURG: The man accused of murdering Pietermaritzburg businesswoman – Kavitha Nerputh has abandoned his bail application.

Simphiwe Msweli made a brief appearance, in the Pietermaritzburg Magistrate’s Court last week, where he has been charged with murder. The 41-year-old Nerputh was found dead in her vehicle at the Alexandra Park in Scottsville in January. It’s believed she was strangled to death with a cellphone charger cable.

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National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) spokesperson Natasha Ramkisson-Kara says Msweli abandoned his right to apply for bail. Ramkisson-Kara says the matter has been adjourned to March 18.

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