Suspect slain

POLICE say a murder and rape suspect was shot dead after he opened fire on them when they tried to arrest him near Pinetown, KwaZulu-Natal, yesterday.

POLICE say a murder and rape suspect was shot dead after he opened fire on them when they tried to arrest him near Pinetown, KwaZulu-Natal, yesterday.

"Our members wanted to arrest him after he disappeared immediately after being granted bail," Superintendent Vincent Mdunge said.

The man was charged with rape in 2005.

He allegedly shot dead his rape victim in front of her parents after the rape case against him was opened, Mdunge said. - Sapa

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