The 35-year-old man accused of raping and killing 21-year-old Phuti Ramara is due to appear in the Protea Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday.

The suspect was nabbed on December 28 while on his way to Soweto from Tembisa.

He had apparently planned to cross the border to Lesotho.

The suspect was the last person to be seen with Ramara before her naked body was discovered at an open field in Protea Glen Extension 31 in the early hours of December 7.

It was suspected that she had been strangled with her pants.

Below is an interview with the Ramara family on the murder. – Report by Jozi FM’s Moshe Maswanganyi