Third Rhodes Park suspect in court

2015-12-21 22:06
Johannesburg. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

Johannesburg. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

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Johannesburg - The third man arrested in connection with the murders of two men and the rape of a woman at Rhodes Park in Kensington, is the first South African national linked to the crime, Gauteng police said.

The 33-year-old man appeared in the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court on Monday. The matter was postponed to December 28 for further investigation, spokesperson Lt-Col Lungelo Dlamini said.

The man had asked for the services of a Legal Aid lawyer.

He was arrested in Sunnyside Park, Pretoria, on Friday evening. He was provisionally charged with two counts of murder, rape, and aggravated robbery.

On Saturday evening, October 17, a gang of 12 men allegedly attacked two couples who had gone to the park after a church service in central Johannesburg.

They stripped the men, tied them up and threw them into the lake, where they drowned. One of the women was raped while the other escaped unhurt.

Two other men linked to the crime were arrested in October and November. They had also been provisionally charged with murder, rape and aggravated robbery.

Both had not applied for bail because they allegedly entered South Africa illegally. They would be back in court on February 8.


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