The authorities and the police in Limpopo have expressed confidence that they arrested the right person responsible for the murder of 21-year-old Limpopo student Precious Ramabulana.
The suspect broke through the window of a rented room at ga-Joel Section in Mokomene when Precious was asleep, raped her and stabbed her 52 times.
“We are confident that we have the right suspect in custody and that he has a case to answer to,” Community Safety MEC Namane Dickson Masemola said in a statement.
The law enforcement officials managed to catch the 28-year-old suspect after national police commissioner General Khehla Sitole had instructed provincial police to put in motion a 72-hour activation plan.
“This speedy strategic approach had yielded positive results in that police have apprehended a 28-year-old suspect in connection with the murder of Precious. The suspect was residing in Nyakelang Village, Botlokwa, and was arrested at his parental home. Police also recovered cellular phones which possibly belonged to Precious, blood-stained clothes and possibly even the murder weapon,” Masemola confirmed.
Ramabulana’s murder shocked the local community and once again forced the nation to focus on the problem of violence and murders of women in South Africa.