Taxi owner nabbed for murder

2014-10-17 14:53

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Johannesburg - A taxi owner has been arrested in Tsakane, near Carnival City, for kidnapping and killing his girlfriend, Gauteng police say.

The 35-year-old man was arrested more than 20 months after the killing, said police spokesperson Thivhulawi Tshilate on Friday.

It is alleged the man went to his 17-year-old girlfriend's home in January last year and after an argument took her by force.

"The suspect called the mother of the deceased to go and pick up her dead daughter along R103 road (Old Alberton Road). She was found with a bullet wound to the forehead," said Tshilate.

The man allegedly fled to KwaZulu-Natal afterwards.

He was arrested following a tip-off and is due to appear in the Heidelberg Magistrate's Court soon.

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