Suspect is neat, calm and composed

2011-10-14 00:00

THE suspect in the rape and murder of Roodepoort pupil Louise de Waal will be transported back to Gauteng today from the Margate police station where he was held since yesterday morning. The 35-year-old man handed himself in at the station at 6 am and reportedly confessed to Wednesday’s rape and murder of the 16-year-old.

The tall, slender and well-groomed suspect appeared calm and composed when he emerged outside the Margate holding cells yesterday, wearing beige cargo shorts and a blue and white striped golf shirt.

The suspect had a bald head and was clean shaven. An identikit composed after Louise was snatched showed him with short hair and beard.

Margate police spokesperson Captain Gerald Mfeka confirmed that the man drove to Margate overnight in his luxury Gold Mercedes Benz SUV. It has not been established why he fled to Margate.

“The suspect walked into our station this morning and confessed to the rape and murder of Louise de Waal. He told the officers that he had contacted his brother and confessed to him.

“[The brother] had convinced the suspect to turn himself over at the nearest police station.” This at the urging of the investigating officer, Warrant Officer Peet du Toit.

Mfeka said the man appeared to be calm and in control and was being co-operative. He said the Hawks arrived shortly after the suspect. “The Hawks had been travelling the whole night in pursuit of [him].”

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.