Man arrested after sister beaten to death

2012-02-15 21:57
Johannesburg - A man was arrested on Wednesday for murdering his 12-year-old sister in Swaneville, Kagiso, in December, Gauteng police said.

The 20-year-old man was arrested at the time the teenager was beaten to death, but was released without charge, said Brigadier Sipho Ngubane.

Their uncle was also arrested at the time of her death. The 20-year-old had told the police he had been too afraid of his uncle to stop him assaulting the girl.

On Tuesday, a community member contacted police with evidence indicating that the youth was complicit in the murder.

He was arrested at 07:15 on Wednesday and was expected to appear in Krugersdorp Magistrate's Court on Thursday.

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