The 25-year-old woman who was brutally murdered at a house on Venus Street in Toekomsrus, Randfontein, on New Year’s Eve has been identified as Danel Rooskrans, Randfontein Herald reports.
Police confirmed that she was beaten with a garden tool, allegedly by her boyfriend. However, another source alleges that the suspect is her ex-boyfriend.
Captain Appel Ernst, Randfontein Police spokesperson, added: “The boyfriend allegedly started assaulting the victim. She was badly beaten before the concerned community intervened.”
Rooskrans was transported to a local clinic, but she was declared dead on arrival. Residents in the area apprehended the suspect, and he was allegedly assaulted by some of the angry community members.
Randfontein police members who responded to the complaint of murder took him away from the angry crowd. He is in hospital under police guard. A source told the Herald his condition is not critical.
The investigative officer, detective Warrant Officer Rupert van Zyl confirmed on 3 January that the man is expected to appear in court soon. Witnesses are requested to contact him on 011-278-8100.
Rooskrans’ funeral will be held at 9am on Saturday, 6 January. The community is welcome to attend. For any information regarding the funeral, please contact Cecil Padayachey on 082 041 2443.