Caught: Suspect 5 in Diepsloot toddlers’ murder case

2013-10-18 08:03

A man suspected to be the murderer of two toddlers found dead in Diepsloot this week was arrested this morning.

“He was arrested in Alexandra this morning [Friday], his nationality is being verified,” said police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Lungelo Dlamini.

The man, a fifth suspect in the incident, had been on the run since the discovery of the toddlers in a toilet cubicle on Tuesday.

Yesterday, police released his identikit to the public and offered a R100 000 reward for information that would lead to his arrest and successful prosecution.

Four men, who are all foreign nationals, are expected to appear in the Pretoria Magistrates’ Court today.

They were all charged with rape and murder of the toddlers.

The bodies of two-year-old Yonelisa Mali and her cousin, Zandile Mali (3), were found in a public toilet cubicle in Diepsloot at 5am on Tuesday.

They were reported missing at the weekend.

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