Sun. Jul 21st, 2024

The individual accused of a harrowing incident in which he allegedly doused his girlfriend and her friend with petrol, resulting in the death of one of the victims, has been apprehended. Confirming the arrest, Gauteng police spokesperson Dimakatso Nevhuhulwi stated that the suspect is set to appear in the Roodepoort Magistrate’s Court, facing charges of murder, attempted murder, and arson. The tragic event unfolded in Florida on the West Rand in the early hours of Sunday morning, with the victims identified as Marishka David, 30, and Zakkiyah Raymond, 38.

The arrested man, reportedly in a relationship with David, is accused of throwing petrol on the victims while they were asleep and setting them ablaze. Tragically, Raymond succumbed to her injuries on the same day as the attack. David, currently hospitalized, is unaware of her friend’s passing.

In a separate case, a 38-year-old man has been sentenced to life imprisonment for the rape of a seven-year-old girl in the Sun City informal settlement in March 2019. Nkosinathi Thwala was found guilty in the Ermelo Regional Court. The perpetrator not only subjected the young victim to a heinous crime but also gave her a R10 note afterward. The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) revealed that the child, upon returning home, disclosed the incident to her mother, leading to the identification of the accused and the location of the crime.

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