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Boyfriend accused of killing pastry chef Letlape facing more charges.

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Boyfriend accused of killing pastry chef Letlape facing more charges.

Chef Thembekile Letlape, also known as Pastry Princess, was found dead at her boyfriend Siboniso Zitha’s residence in Fourways.

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Siboniso Zitha, the accused in the murder case of chef Thembekile “Pastry Princess” Letlape, has abandoned his bail application.

Zitha, who was the celebrity chef’s boyfriend, appeared before the Randburg Magistrates’ Court, on Friday, 21 June, to be served with a provisional charge sheet and to arrange a date for his bail application hearing.

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CHEF LETLAPE’S BOYFRIEND ASSAULTED HIS EX TWO YEARS AGO

According to Phindi Mjonondwane, who us the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) Gauteng regional spokesperson, the state has added two more charges.

Zitha has since been charged with two outstanding counts of assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm as well as a charge of malicious damage to property. These charges were laid by his ex-girlfriend in November 2022 and will be consolidated with the murder charge.

“The state will further pursue an additional charge of perjury against Zitha for allegedly lying to the court about having pending cases against him, in contravention of Section 60(11)(b) of the Criminal Procedure Act,” Mjonondwane said.

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PASTRY PRINCESS’ DEATH

Initially, Zitha was charged with the murder of Letlape — whose lifeless body was discovered at his Douglasdale residence on 30 May 2024.

Letlape’s family received a message from her accusing Zitha of assault. They requested the police to accompany them to his residence, where they arranged a locksmith in order to gain entry. That is when they discovered her body.

The case was postponed 19 August 2024 for further investigations.

CONFESSING TO THE CRIME?

A video of Zitha seemingly confession to murdering Letlape has been circulating on social media.

In the video on X, Zitha – whose hands and feet appear to be cuffed as he walks – can be heard confessing that what he did was a mistake. However, he does not mention the act he is confessing to.

The 44-second-long clip shows Zitha (dressed in a red golf t-shirt and a black jacket) walking behind a man wearing a beige bomber jacket. Behind Zitha is a devastated man recording him and probing him with questions as he walks.

“How could you be so evil?” the upset man behind the camera asks.

“I… it was a mistake,” Zitha replies.

“A mistake? You know you can’t take it back?” the man continues.

Zitha responds, “I know… and I’m eternally regretful for it and that’s why I’m confessing to everything because I am guilty and I cannot take it back. I am sorry.”

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Alaa Hamdy

Professional entertainment content writer in Hanover, South Africa. I know all the secrets of celebrities

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