Joburg men held for teen's murder

2013-08-08 18:40

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Johannesburg - Two men were arrested in Zola, Soweto, on Thursday in connection with the murder of 15-year-old Lungile Kubeka, Gauteng police said.

The two, both aged 23, were arrested at 04:00 in a room they were renting with two other men who managed to escape through the window, Warrant Officer Kay Makhubela said.

"Yesterday [Wednesday] we got information about the whereabouts of the boys involved in the killing of the girl."

Makhubela said the four men were renting an outside room in a yard in that belonged to a sangoma.

"A car seen at the scene where the girl's body was discovered was found in the yard where the boys were found."

A gun linked to a house robbery in Randfontein, a number of TVs, watches, cellphones, and other electric appliances were found in the room.

The two men would appear in the Protea Magistrate's Court on Monday on charges of murder, possession of an unlicensed firearm, and possession of stolen property.

On Monday, Kubeka's body was found in a yard in Snake Park.

Police believe she may have been raped and strangled.

Angry residents, who alleged that Kubeka's boyfriend was behind the attack, went to the Sebetsa O Thole Moputso Secondary School in Dobsonville and demanded the alleged culprits hand themselves over to police.

Makhubela said police took a group of pupils in for questioning, including the boyfriend, his friends, and some of Kubeka's friends.

Some of the pupils assisted in leading police to the two arrests, Makhubela said.

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