Eastern Cape man in court for rape, murder

2012-09-14 11:45
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Johannesburg - A 26-year-old man is expected to appear in the Willowvale Magistrate's Court on Friday in connection with the murder of a woman, Eastern Cape police said.

Captain Jackson Manatha said the man was arrested on Wednesday evening at 19:00.

"He was arrested at a tavern at Mgojweni Location, Nqadu village in Willowvale," said Manatha in a statement.

The 49-year-old woman was raped and killed on Monday evening, in the same village, he said.

"The woman was only discovered on Tuesday morning, at about 07:00, by her neighbours."

Manatha said the man was arrested after a tip-off from the community, and faced charges of rape and murder.

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