Police spokesperson Hitler Ngwenya said Muldersdrift police detectives received information from the public, which led to the arrest of the suspect on Thursday, Krugersdorp News reported.
The 37-year-old suspect appeared briefly in the Krugersdorp Magistrates’ Court for house robbery and the murder of Charles Henderson (61) on Friday.
Ngwenya said Charles Henderson and his wife were inside their home on their smallholding in Lindley when they heard the dogs barking outside last month.
“Henderson went outside to investigate. He was assaulted and forced back inside and further assaulted until he died,” said Ngwenya.
Another suspect in the case has already made an appearance in court after a preliminary investigation led to his arrest more than a week ago, added Ngwenya.
In a separate incident, a man charged with the murder of a woman in Paulshof, Johannesburg, on New Year’s Eve was denied bail in the Randburg Magistrates’ Court last month.
Sandton police Captain Kym Cloete said when police arrived on the scene, they found the woman (32) was strangled to death, and her car was missing.
On January 3, the victim’s vehicle was recovered in Alberton, and the suspect was arrested, police said.
Cloete said the suspect was known to the victim as he had been doing work for her during the holiday season.
– Caxton News Service