Johannesburg – A second person has been arrested in connection with the Rhodes Park horror incident where two men were killed after being drowned and one of the wives raped.
The 22-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday in Yeoville and is expected to make his first appearance at the Joburg Magistrate’s Court on Thursday morning.
He is believed to be part of a 12-man gang that attacked two couples. The men were killed and one of the women raped.
Lieutenant Colonel Lungelo Dlamini of the provincial police said the man faces charges of murder and rape.
This arrest comes a week after the arrest of Zimbabwean Thabo Nkala two weeks ago. Nkala has allegedly confessed to his role in the matter.
He was also taken to the scene of the crime where he allegedly did the pointing out under the watchful eye of the police.
His court case was postponed so that it could be determined if he was in South Africa legally.
Nkala and his co-perpetrators allegedly attacked Zukisa Kela and Sizwe Tyeke who were walking in the park with their partners.
Kela and Tyeke were stripped, beaten and their hands were tied with their own clothes before being thrown into the dam where they drowned.
One of the 12 men raped Kela’s wife, Jabu Mbatha, while another man sexually assaulted Tyeke’s wife.
The group of men is believed to have escaped using a drain at the park.
Dlamini said the hunt was still on for the other 10 men.