Man arrested for murder of acclaimed SA author

2016-05-15 18:06

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Cape Town – An 18-year-old man was arrested in connection with the murder of internationally acclaimed author Winnie Rust, Western Cape police said on Sunday. 

The suspect was arrested after several items were found in his possession that linked him to the murder, said Constable Noloyiso Rwexana.  

Rust, 77, was found dead in her home on Third Avenue in Uitsig in Wellington on Wednesday afternoon.  

Netwerk24 reported that preliminary information was that her husband, Dr Matthew Rust, 87, was awoken by the bell at the gate at about 15:30.

When he got up to see who was there, he found his wife dead on the kitchen floor. 

She had injuries to her face, and her hands and feet were tied.

A case of murder has been opened.  

The man is expected to appear in the Wellington Magistrate’s Court on Monday. 

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