Man arrested in connection with murder of Pietermaritzburg businesswoman
A man has been arrested in connection with the murder of Pietermaritzburg businesswoman Kavitha Nerputh.
KZN SAPS spokesperson Col Thembeka Mbele confirmed on Monday that a suspect had been arrested on Friday and that he would appear in court in Pietermaritzburg on Monday.
A police source told SowetanLIVE's sister publication TimesLIVE the man was arrested in the vicinity of where Nerputh’s body was discovered.
Nerputh was found strangled with a cellphone charger cable in her locked car, which was parked at Alexandra Park, in January.
At the time, a police source told Times Select that investigators had discovered Nerputh’s home was being “observed” the weekend before she was killed.
The owner of a weight-loss product company became a social media hit in 2017 when she threw her then four-year-old daughter a R100,000 carnival-themed birthday party.
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