De Waal killer ‘married with son’

2011-10-14 07:26

The man who handed himself over to police for the rape and murder of a Roodepoort teenager, is married and has a six-year-old son, according to a report today.

Afrikaans daily Beeld and The Citizen newspapers had front-page pictures of the man outside the Margate Police Station in KwaZulu-Natal yesterday. He arrived there in a gold-coloured Mercedes Benz ML.

According to newspaper reports he was Afrikaans-speaking, 35-years-old and married with a six-year-old son.

In 2007, when he received a suspended sentence for sexual assault, he worked as a distribution planner for a transport company in Kempton Park. He was currently involved in a business which installs ceilings and skirting boards on the Joburg’s West Rand.

The Star reported that the man went to the police after an hour-long phone conversation with investigating officer Peet du Toit.

“So many people had been put on this assignment to find this man, but no one could find him. His phone was on and off,” Du Toit told The Star.

At 4am yesterday, the man’s brother informed Du Toit his cellphone was on, and the police officer started talking to him shortly after that.

The man had been linked to nine cases of rape and one of murder. The crimes were attributed to a man nicknamed the “Sunday rapist”.
He allegedly kidnapped Louis de Waal in Roodepoort, northwest of Joburg, on Wednesday morning, before allegedly raping and killing her, and setting her body alight on a farm in Magaliesburg in North West.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Tshisikhawe Ndou said he would have an update on the case later today.

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