Rhodes Park attack suspect back in court

2015-11-09 06:23
The crime scene at Rhodes Park. (Jack Bloom, Supplied to News24)

The crime scene at Rhodes Park. (Jack Bloom, Supplied to News24)

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Durban - Thabo Nkala, accused of being part of a gang that brutally attacked two couples at Rhodes Park in Kensington, is expected to appear in the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court on Monday.

The 24-year-old faces charges of murder, rape and attempted murder.

Just over three weeks ago, a gang of 12 men attacked two couples who had gone to the park after a church service in central Johannesburg.

They accosted the couples, beat the two men before stripping them and tying their hands and feet with their clothes before throwing them in the lake where they drowned.

One of the women was raped while the other escaped without any physical harm.

A manhunt is still on for the rest of the attackers.

Police have said they are confident that Nkala's arrest would lead to the capture of the other suspects.

In his last appearance before the court last week, Nkala cut a stoic and emotionless figure, standing quietly in the dock as the charges against him were read out.

No pictures of him were taken.

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