Tip-off leads to DJ's arrest

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Johannesburg - A radio DJ suspected of killing his girlfriend was arrested in Soweto on Tuesday, Gauteng police said.

Police spokesperson Kay Makhubela said they had been searching for since last week, when a 32-year-old woman was stabbed several times and locked in a flat in Jabulani, Soweto, on 29 June.

The man apparently phoned the woman's friend and confessed to killing her, police said at the time.

He is a presenter at Soweto-based community radio station, Jozi FM.

Police offered a R50 000 reward for information leading to his arrest.

Jozi FM’s marketing executive, Busisiwe Goba, said:"The arrest followed a tip-off from a member of the public. While it is regrettable that [he] did not hand himself over as requested, we express our gratitude to the members of the public who have throughout this protracted hunt provided the police with leads."

Makhubela said he would appear in the Protea Magistrate's Court soon.

"We are relieved to learn that this morning...[he] was arrested...[His] apprehension offers him the opportunity to account for his alleged actions and provide answers to questions that have lingered in many minds,” Goba, said in a statement.

- SAPA
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