Crime Suspect to appear in court on allegations of murder...

Suspect to appear in court on allegations of murder and rape


NELSPRUIT – A 27-year-old man is expected to appear before the White River Magistrate’s Court tomorrow, 09 Monday 2020. The man was sought by police for more than a year on allegations of his then 28-year-old girlfriend’s murder and the rape of a minor.

Suspect to appear in court on allegations of murder and rape

The man’s court appearance comes after his arrest by police yesterday at White River. The suspect allegedly killed his girlfriend, raped her daughter and burnt the house where his girlfriend was staying with her daughter. The tragic incident occurred at Msholozi near White River and it is said after committing this heinous act, the suspect went into hiding. Reports indicate that the neighbours were awakened by the hysteric girl who could barely walk who alleged that she was raped by her mom’s boyfriend. The neighbours also noticed that the house where the girl was residing with her mom was on fire. The severely burnt body of the girl’s mother was later discovered in the burnt house.

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Police were notified about the incident and upon their arrival, a case of murder with an additional charge of rape was opened. They (police) began with their investigation and launched a manhunt for the suspect.

Yesterday they made a breakthrough when they received information that the man they were looking for, has been seen at a tavern. Police then followed the information, arrested him at the said place and charged him with murder and rape. Upon further investigation, the members also unearthed that the man is in the country illegally hence an additional charge of contravention of immigration Act has been added.

The police management has since commended members of the public for the valuable information that they provided to the police. The work done by the astute members has also been appreciated by the leadership of the police in the province.

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The media statement was issued by the office of the Provincial Commissioner of the South African Police Service in Mpumalanga


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Suspect to appear in court on allegations of murder and rape

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