A man was arrested for allegedly raping two women in Ulundi in Zululand, police said.

A 48-year-old man was arrested on Monday for allegedly murdering a man with an axe at his home in Gansbaai, Western Cape police said.

Jan Human Otto, 46, a fisherman, was found by his wife after she was unable to get hold of him for several hours and she went home to check on him, Warrant Officer Wynand le Roux said.

“At about 11am she went home to investigate and discovered the body of her husband in the bedroom with two open wounds to his head. Police later found an axe on the crime scene,” he said.

Only a cellphone was reported missing.

Le Roux said a murder docket had been opened and the 48-year-old man was being questioned. -