Woman believed to be raped, murdered in Brakpan


A homeless woman was allegedly raped and murdered by two men in Brakpan on Friday evening.

The woman’s (24) body was found in Springsweg in Brakpan by passers-by. Her body was spotted in the road around 8.30pm.

Charl Bronkhorst from Secure Tech security says the suspects were arrested 250 m from the murder scene in Glouchester Street.

“Earlier in the evening, the two suspects pointed a firearm at a pedestrian and stole his wallet and mobile phone. The pedestrian did not suffer any injuries,” said Bronkhorst.

One of the suspects was arrested two years ago by the security company – also on charges of murder. It is unknown whether this person was actually found guilty of murder.

Bronkhorst says Secure Tech was on a mass patrol in the area when they received a call from police about the body in the road.

“A firearm, a pickaxe with blades and a knife were found in the suspects’ possession. We suspect that the victim lived in the area.”

RNews is still waiting for an official comment from the police. It will be added as soon as it is received.