Third Rhodes Park suspect arrested

2015-12-19 22:17
Crime scene at Rhodes Park (Jack Bloom, Supplied to News24)

Crime scene at Rhodes Park (Jack Bloom, Supplied to News24)

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Johannesburg - A third man was arrested on Friday evening in connection with the attack at Rhodes Park in Kensington, Johannesburg, where two men were drowned and a woman was raped, Gauteng police said.

The 33-year-old man was arrested at Sunnyside Park in Pretoria, said Lieutenant Colonel Lungelo Dlamini.

 He is expected to appear in the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court on Monday on charges of murder and rape.

Another man who was allegedly involved in the incident was arrested at the end of October, and the second one was arrested in November.

 The three were allegedly part of a gang of around a dozen men who attacked two couples who had gone to the park after a church service. 

The gang is alleged to have accosted the couples, beat the two men, stripped them and tied their hands and feet with their clothes before throwing them in the lake where they drowned.

One of the women was allegedly raped while the other escaped without any physical harm.

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