Man found with murdered student's phone

Johannesburg - A 28-year-old man allegedly found in possession of a murdered Midrand student's cellphone will appear in the Randburg Magistrate's Court on Monday, Gauteng police said.

"He is appearing on a charge of possession of stolen goods," said Lieutenant Colonel Lungelo Dlamini.

He said the man was arrested on Thursday night. He was allegedly found in possession of a cellphone belonging to Philasande Ngum.

Ngum, 19, was found dead in the veld in President Park, Midrand, on Wednesday.

She was last seen alive at a Midrand shopping mall on 3 May. Later, her mother received a call from a man demanding R1 500 ransom money, which she paid into her daughter's account.

She was a student at the Midrand Graduate Institution.

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