Bryanston wife murder case postponed

Johannesburg - The case of a man who allegedly stabbed his wife over 50 times was postponed in the Randburg Magistrate's Court, Johannesburg, on Thursday.

A bald-headed Yengesen Pillay, 42, dressed in a shirt and black jeans, made a brief appearance in court, where his case was postponed to 30 September. He is charged with murder.

Pillay, who was earlier treated in hospital after an alleged suicide attempt, told the court he had yet to be medically assessed.

Prosecutor Yusuf Baba confirmed Pillay still needed to undergo a 30-day mental observation assessment. The process would commence in due course to determine his ability to stand trial.

Pillay allegedly repeatedly stabbed his wife. The Witness newspaper named her as Shareen Pillay, 41.

The dying woman was found at the boom gate of an office park at the corner of Peter Place and Karen Street, Bryanston, by a passer-by on Saturday, 16 August. Paramedics said she sustained around 50 stab wounds.

According to The Witness the couple were from Pietermaritzburg but had been working and living in Bryanston, Johannesburg.

He was discharged from hospital on 21 August after being treated following an alleged suicide attempt after the stabbing.

Pillay faces a schedule six murder charge for the incident. If found guilty, he could be sentenced to life imprisonment.

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Adiel De Villiers 2014-08-28 11:44:26 AM
What if, the courts stop postponing cases and actually deal with them straight away? wouldn't that be something.
Rakesh Panday 2014-08-28 12:10:46 PM
Charous I tell ya. I wonder if he insured his wife before
Mr T. 2014-08-28 12:18:59 PM
May be he thought it was intruder,,
Jamill Ahmed 2014-08-28 12:35:07 PM
Can you imagine the severe pain this woman suffered yet 50times stabbed and she managed to get away and just before her last breath give that vital information for this rubbish to face justice should give him 10 years for every stab wound as attempted murder is about ten years and this was 50 attempted murders on one innocent person
Hola Peeps 2014-08-28 12:42:03 PM
Amanda Terblanche 2014-08-28 01:23:29 PM
what drives you to stab some one once, let alone about 50 times?
June Francis 2014-08-28 01:28:47 PM
Send him to jail . He can blom with Donavan Moodley, Dewani & Oscar they have plenty in common . It takes way to long to prosecute in this country.
Christina Setloboko 2014-08-28 01:29:20 PM
Poncho 2014-08-28 02:20:45 PM
Violence against women continue. Frightening...will it ever end...
Natasha Munaretto 2014-08-28 02:48:52 PM
what do they mean if found guilty...... ahhhgggggg.lock him up man.