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Fifty-four-year-old man arrested for the rape and murder of his thirty-four-year-old wife in Orange Farm, Vaal

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A Fifty-four-year-old man has been arrested for the rape and murder of his thirty-four-year-old wife in Orange Farm.

The deceased was raped, gruesomely murdered and burned.

On Saturday, the 5th of March 2022, at about 17:00 in the afternoon, in Lake Side, Ext.2, Orange Farm, South of Johannesburg, a passerby discovered the body of a female while collecting some recycling materials.

Yesterday, Tuesday the 8th of March 2022, SAPS received a tip-off from reliable sources which consequently led to the arrest of the suspect.

The SAPS spokesperson Sgt Shaan J Motsapi said that Station Commander Brigadier Raymond Buthelezi applauded the investigating officer for an outstanding performance. “The Brigadier also mentioned that the member deserves a standing ovation.”

The Brigadier further mentioned that, “It is required that Gender Based Violence (GBV) and femicide to be given immediate attention when reported so that all perpetrators who are committing such heinous crimes to be booked and be brought before the might of the law. He further appreciated and applaud the community of Orange Farm, for showing high moral and commitment in assisting the police to apprehend the suspect. Working hand in glove will enhance partnership policing with fruitful results. In a noble cause of fighting all forms of violence and abuse against women and children”.

South African Police Service kindly plea with anyone that has information that can assist with the investigation regarding the whereabouts of the family, is urged to contact Orange Farms SAPS (011) 213 8023/8026, or 08600 10111 or alternatively leave an anonymous tip- off on MySAPS App

The suspect will soon appear at the Vereeniging Magistrate’s Court facing charges of rape and murder.

About Constance van Niekerk

Constance van Niekerk, (Connie V) is a creative writer, poet, music lover, spoken word artist, freelance writer, blogger and educator. She has contributed to several anthologies and published her own collection, Echoes of My Heart: A Poetry Collection available for purchase on all Amazon Stores Worldwide. Follow her on Twitter : @convanniekerk Connect with her on Facebook and Linkedin.


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