Just days after the formation of a task team to investigate the murders of eight gay men across Gauteng, a man has been arrested over one of the killings.
The 29-year-old was arrested in Orlando on Friday morning for the murder of Siphiwe Nhlapo, who was found bound and strangled in his Kliptown apartment in September last year. Nhlapo, 36, was one of eight men killed in Gauteng in similar circumstances over the past two years.
According to provincial police spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Lungelo Dlamini, another man suspected of killing Nhlapo is yet to be arrested.
The 29-year-old was due to appear in the Protea Magistrate’s Court on Monday in connection with the murder.
According to a source close to the investigation, the man is said to have confessed to Nhlapo’s killing, as well as other crimes. But it is unclear if the man is in any way related to the other seven deaths over the past two years.