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Second Rhodes Park suspect arrested

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A second man has been arrested in connection with the attack at Rhodes Park in Kensington, Johannesburg, where two men were drowned and a woman was raped, Gauteng police said.

Lieutenant-Colonel Lungelo Dlamini said the 22-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday in Yeoville.

He is expected to appear in the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court later on Thursday on charges of murder and rape.

Another man who was allegedly involved in the incident was arrested at the end of October, and has already appeared in court.

The 24-year-old’s case was postponed to November 24.

Both are alleged to have been part of a gang of around a dozen men who attacked two couples who had gone to the park after a church service last month.

The gang is alleged to have accosted the couples, beat the two men, stripped them and tied their hands and feet with their clothes before throwing them in the lake where they drowned.

One of the women was allegedly raped while the other escaped without any physical harm. News24


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