POLOKWANE, - A South African Police Service intelligence-led joint operation conducted in the Seshego policing precinct at Polokwane made a major breakthrough when a 26-year-old suspect, allegedly involved in the murder and rape of women in the Seshego and Mankweng policing areas, was arrested, Limpopo police said on Saturday.
This arrest followed an incident that occurred when a 21-year-old woman, who was reported missing on July 5, was found dead in an abandoned shack at Seshego Zone 06 on Friday, August 9, Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe said.
Soon after the disappearance of the deceased, SAPS Seshego policing cluster commander Maj-Gen Sam Mokgonyana established a dedicated team of officers comprised of the detectives and the crime intelligence units.
"This team worked tirelessly around the clock until this suspect was cornered and nabbed in his rented room around Seshego on Friday the 30th August 2019. During the arrest of this suspect, the deceased's cellphone was found in his possession."
The preliminary police investigations had revealed that the suspect allegedly raped and killed the deceased on the day she was reported missing.