Yesterday afternoon, the Margate Task Team arrested a 25-year-old man in connection with the murder and rape of a 22-year-old female. The suspect is currently detained at Margate police cells. He will appear in the Ramsgate Magistrate’s Court tomorrow.
It is alleged that on Wednesday, 11 September 2019, the victim left to visit her friends at Masinenge informal settlement. However, when she did not arrive at her friend’s home, they decided to contact the police. On the 13 September 2019 at 09:00, Margate police responded to a complaint at Masinenge informal settlement in Uvongo and with the assistance of the Port Shepstone K9 Unit began with a search around the area.
Her body was found buried in a shallow grave in Masinenge. Charges of murder and rape were opened at Margate police station for further investigation. An intensive investigation was conducted and led to the arrest of the suspect who was last seen with the victim. He was arrested at his place of employment in Uvongo.