Man turns himself in for rape

2013-03-27 12:50

A man has handed himself to police following the rape and murder of a medical student at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, police have said.

Final year medical student, Xolile Simphiwe Mabele (24) was found dead in her room at the St Hillier Court residence at 8.30pm on Monday, spokesperson Captain Thulani Zwane said today.

She had scratch marks around her neck.

The 26-year-old man was arrested and would appear in the Durban Magistrates’ Court today. He faced charges of rape and murder.

Police said he was not a student at the university.

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