Suspect arrested for murder and rape

In the early hours of yesterday morning, Pinetown Crime Intelligence and Operational Command Centre members arrested a 33-year-old suspect for murder and rape at Shallcross area. The members conducted an intelligence driven operation in the area that led to arrest of the suspect who was sought for murder and rape. It is alleged that on 17 September 2017, a 31-year-old female was found with a bullet wound to the head at Emalangeni area, Mpumalanga Township. A case murder and rape was opened at Pinetown police station for investigation.

When the suspect was arrested, he was also found in possession of unlicensed firearm with eleven live rounds of ammunition. The suspect will also be charged for possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition. He is expected to appear in Pinetown Magistrates' Courts today.

The KwaZulu-Natal Acting Provincial Commissioner praised the members for their hard work that led to arrest of the suspect and condemned incidents of abuse directed to women within our community. The persistence by the investigating officers to arrest the wanted murder suspect is commended. A thoroughly investigated docket will be sent to court for successful prosecution.

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Source: South African Police Service