Man arrested for Pretoria rape and murder to appear in court

2017-06-04 20:01
Magistrates court. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

Magistrates court. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

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Johannesburg - A man is expected to appear in the Cullinan Magistrate's Court on Monday after the body of a woman, who had been raped and murdered, was discovered dumped on a plot of land in Kameeldrit, Gauteng police said on Sunday.

"It is alleged that the body of the deceased was dumped by a white Quantum in the plot and was discovered by the employees who were reporting for duty that day," said police spokesperson, Captain Mavela Masondo, in a statement.

The body of the woman, aged 23, and identified as being from Danville in Pretoria West, was found on Wednesday, May 31.

READ: South Africa: A country where women and children end up as grim stats

The alleged rapist and killer, 43, was arrested on Thursday following a search by detectives.

"Police seized a firearm and impounded a Toyota Quantum that is believed to have been used during the commission of crime."

Lieutenant-General Deliwe de Lange, Gauteng provincial commissioner, said that the police were committed to bringing perpetrators to book.

"Police will not rest [in order] to deal effectively with crimes against women," said De Lange.

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