News 30.3.2016 10:38 am

Rhodes Park murder-rape suspects in court

Rhodes Park. Picture: Joburg East Express.

Rhodes Park. Picture: Joburg East Express.

The suspects are expected to appear in the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court today.

Three of the gang of twelve arrested in connection with the murder-rape attack in Rhodes Park, east of Johannesburg are expected to appear in the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court today.

Cleveland police spokesperson Constable Mpho Mashakane said: “Two men, accompanied by their girlfriends, were walking at the park  in October last year when they were approached by the group of men.”

She added one man carried a firearm and a second man carried a knife.

The two men, who had visited the park with their girlfriends, were tied up with their clothes and thrown into the lake where they drowned.

“One of the suspects raped one female victim. The bodies of the two male victims, aged 25 and 32, were later found by police divers,” said Mashakane.

The suspects were arrested in Johannesburg towards the end of last year.

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– Caxton News Service

 

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