5th Diepsloot suspect arrested

2013-10-18 07:06
An identikit of the man suspected of the murder of two toddlers in Diepsloot. (SAPS)

An identikit of the man suspected of the murder of two toddlers in Diepsloot. (SAPS)

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Diepsloot's policing problem

2013-10-17 10:24

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Johannesburg - A man suspected to be the murderer of two toddlers in Diepsloot was arrested on Friday morning, Gauteng police said.

"He was arrested in Alexandra this morning [Friday], his nationality is being verified," said 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.

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

He is expected to join the other four suspects when they appear in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Friday. They were all charged with rape and murder of the toddlers.

The bodies of 2-year-old Yonelisa Mali and her cousin Zandile Mali, 3, were found in a public toilet cubicle in Diepsloot at 05:00 on Tuesday.

They were reported missing at the weekend.

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