Five suspects arrested for serious crimes in Nyanga

WESTERN CAPE – Endeavours to prevent the commission of serious crimes in the precinct of Nyanga continuously yield positive results. Five suspects were arrested this week for crimes ranging from rape, murder and possession of a hijacked vehicle.

Two suspects, aged 32 and 34 were due in Athlone Magistrate Court today, Friday, 14 June 2019, for the possession of a hijacked vehicle. The duo were arrested on Wednesday, 12 June 2019, after they were found stripping a white LDV in Siyanzanzela Informal Settlement in Browns Farm. The vehicle was reportedly hijacked earlier in the day in Eisleben Road in Browns Farm.

The other two suspects aged 23 and 34 are expected to appear in Athlone and Wynberg Magistrate Courts respectively on charges of rape and murder.

The 23-year-old man was arrested for allegedly raping his friend. The suspect allegedly raped the victim after they were drinking together in the suspect’s residence. The woman had apparently fell asleep and the suspect took advantage of her. The suspect was arrested in the week and would appear in the Wynberg Magistrate Court once charged facing rape charges.

The last suspect, a 34-year-old male was arrested earlier today after an intensive investigation following a murder of a 29-year-old woman whose body was found in Baghdad Informal Settlement in Browns Farm. It is alleged the deceased was attacked by the suspect while she was coming from a nearby tavern. She was found with her pants pulled down. Through intelligence gathered and further investigation, the suspect was arrested today at about 07:30 for rape and murder. He is expected to appear in Athlone Magistrate Court on Tuesday, 18 June 2019, facing charges of rape and murder.

Source: South African Police Service