Rape and murder suspect apprehended in Shallcross

A 33-year-old rape and murder was apprehended by the Pinetown Crime Intelligence and Operational Command Centre members in Shallcross, last Thursday. An intelligence-driven operation led to the arrest of the wanted suspect.

According to police reports, it is alleged that a 31-year-old woman was found with a bullet wound to the head at the Emalangeni area, Mpumalanga Township.

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A case of rape and murder was opened at the Pinetown SAPS for further investigation. At the time of the arrest, the suspect was also found in possession of an unlicensed firearm and 11 live rounds of ammunition. He will be charged duly and will appear in court soon.

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KwaZulu-Natal’s acting provincial commissioner, Maj Gen Bhekinkosi Langa, praised the police officers for their hard work which led to arrest of the suspect. He also condemned incidents of abuse directed to women within the community. “A thoroughly investigated docket will be sent to court for successful prosecution,” he concluded.

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