Soweto: 217 arrested for murder, rape, armed robbery, hijacking

caughtA black man accused of killing his girlfriend has been arrested in Emdeni, Soweto police said on Sunday.

He was taken into custody on Saturday night after his girlfriend was found dead in his bedroom, said Warrant Officer Kay Makhubela.

He was among 217 people arrested around the black area Soweto for various crimes including rapes, armed robbery, hijacking and drunk driving.

A total of 29 illegal shebeens were shut down, said Makhubela.

The arrested would appear in the Protea, Orlando, Lenasia and Roodepoort magistrate’s courts on Monday. – Sapa