The man convicted of murdering his neighbour Lynette Volschenk, will be undergoing mental evaluation.
Kyle Ruiters was found guilty in the Western Cape High Court, on Wednesday.
He was arrested following the discovery of Volschenk’s body inside her Bellville apartment in 2019.
Ruiters has also been convicted of violating a corpse, and attempting to defeat the administration of justice.
In his guilty plea, he told the court that he was an extensive drug user and owed his drug dealer R30 000 and he had threatened him with severe consequences if he did not pay.
He then formulated a plan to murder someone to take their valuable items to settle the debt.
The case has been postponed until June 2023.
Judge Robert Henny informed the accused that he will be detained in prison until a place is available at the Valkenberg Psychiatric Hospital.
The National Prosecuting Authority’s Eric Ntabazalila said,” The State has successfully applied for Kyle Ruiters, to be sent to Valkenberg Psychiatric Hospital, for a 30-day observation after an initial report from the same institution declared that he has “definite psychopathic traits” and that “if convicted the court should be advised that he could be declared a danger to the physical and mental well-being of others as envisaged in Section 286A of the Criminal Procedure Act.”