Four held for rape and murder

2010-07-15 10:53

Four men were arrested following the murder and rape of a

40-year-old woman in Wolmaransstad in the North West.

The body of Popi Setlhabelo was found around 9am yesterday in a

change room at the old Tswelelang show ground, by a passer-by who reported the

incident to the police, said Captain Aafje Botma.

Botma said: “When police arrived on the scene she was found lying

on her stomach with facial and back injuries. She was rushed to the Nic

Bodenstein Hospital where she was declared dead. It was also established later

that the deceased was allegedly raped.”

Botma said police received information that led them to the arrest

of the four, aged between 20 and 27. They were expected to appear in the

Wolmaransstad Magistrates Court soon.

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