Men held for murder and rape

North West - A 39-year-old murder suspect has been arrested in Taung, North West police said on Sunday.

The man was arrested on Saturday in Mokgareng village after he allegedly stabbed to death a 45-year-old man, Sergeant Kealeboga Molale said.

Apparently the two men had an argument and the suspect stabbed the other man twice in the stomach and neck.

“The victim was transported to hospital where he passed away.”

The man would appear in the Taung Magistrate's Court on Monday.

In the separate incident, a 50-year-old has been arrested in connection with the rape of an elderly woman in the same area.

The man was arrested on Saturday after an 86-year-old woman was raped at her house in Maphoitsile Village, said Molale.

The man was caught in the act by the woman's daughter. He then broke a window and ran away.

He was caught and assaulted by residents who had responded when the daughter screamed for help, she said.

“The suspect sustained injuries and is under police guard at the Taung hospital.” - Sapa