“The suspect, 27, was wanted for house robbery, rape, murder, attempted murder, and hijackings in the area that were reported in the past four months,” said police spokesman Captain Thulani Zwane.
He was arrested on Monday.
Zwane said in January the man and his gang allegedly robbed a 51-year-old woman and her family at their home in the Matshana area.
“The victims were threatened with firearms and were robbed of their belongings, including cash, a wrist watch and a DVD player. The suspects fled the scene on foot,” said Zwane.
Police commissioner Lt-Gen Mmamonnye Ngobeni said police would work around the clock to try and link him to other house robbery, rape, and hijacking cases that were reported in Empangeni and surrounding areas.