Suspect arrested for murder and rape in Groot Marico

POTCHEFSTROOM Police in Groot Marico apprehended on Saturday, 14 December 2019, a 33-year-old suspect in connection with the murder of a 56-year-old woman.

The suspect’s apprehension stems from an incident in which members of the community discovered a half-naked woman’s body next to a farm in Groot Marico, outside Zeerust in the early hours of Saturday, 14 December 2019.

According to information at police disposal, the victim was last seen leaving a local tavern after a quarrel with her daughter’s ex-boyfriend. It is believed that the suspect followed the woman whom he severely assaulted. The victim’s lifeless and half-naked body was eventually found by a passer-by.

The suspect is expected to appear in the Groot Marico Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, 17 December 2019 for murder and possible charge of rape.

Source: South African Police Service