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W Rand man held for rape, murder

2012-12-03 21:14

Johannesburg - A man has been arrested for the rape and murder of a woman at the Madala hostel in Kagiso, on the West Rand, police say.

Spokesperson Solomon Sibiya said the 29-year-old man was arrested on Friday for the crime, which was committed at the hostel on 5 February.

"Police investigations have positively linked him to the crime and the warrant of arrest was issued."

The police received an anonymous call in February  and arrived at the hostel to find the half-naked body of a woman in a hostel room. She had been strangled and raped.

"The suspect was allegedly the last person to be seen with the woman."

The two apparently spent the night drinking with friends at the hostel.

The man will appear in court soon.