Police are yet to find the torso of the person whose remains were found in a fridge in Protea Glen, Soweto.
The suspect, Flavio Hlabangwane, is due back in court on Monday.
The 26-year-old was arrested last week after his partner, who visited for the weekend, made the grisly discovery.
Hlabangwane was rushed to the hospital after trying to end his life.
A head believed to be linked to the murder was discovered in a shallow grave in Lufhereng after Hlabangwane led police to the site.
The identity of the victim is still being investigated but a family has come forward looking for the remains.
eNCA has reliably learned that police searched another site, in Lenasia, but did not find the torso.
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