A man accused of killing his wife, who claimed that he mistook her for an intruder, has to wait behind bars for more than a month before his next court appearance, after his case was postponed on Friday.

Mosa Ntsibande, 33, appeared in the Kempton Park Magistrate’s Court on Friday on a murder charge.

It is alleged that he shot his wife, Hlengiwe Msimango, twice on 3 August at their Birch Acres home. The 29-year-old woman was certified dead on the scene.

According to Msimango’s relatives, Ntsibande told them that his wife woke him and said there were people in their yard. Ntsibande took out his firearm and rushed outside. When he went back into the house, he saw a shadow and fired at the shadow. It was his wife.

During a previous appearance, Ntsibande abandoned his bail application.

His case was postponed to 24 November for further investigation.