Alutha Pasile

Alutha Pasile is accused of killing and dismembering University of Fort Hare student Nosicelo Mtebeni. He was arrested on 19 August after Mtebeni’s body parts were found stuffed inside two bags placed on the street in East London’s Quigney suburb. More parts were found in possession of Pasile inside room five of a 10-bedroom commune they shared with other tenants in Fleet Street. 25-year-old Pasile confessed to killing and dismembering Mtebeni after discovering that she had allegedly been unfaithful. Mtebeni, a daughter of an unemployed mother and street hawker father, was set to be the first person to graduate in her family and had wanted to remove them from a life of poverty. She was doing her final year in law and was due to graduate in April 2022.