The man suspected of being behind the murder of 21-year-old Protea Glen woman, Phuti Ramara, has been arrested.
He was nabbed on December 28 while on his way to Soweto from Tembisa.
He had apparently planned to cross the border to Lesotho.
The 35-year-old had been on the run since Ramara’s naked body was found in an open field in Extension 31 on the early hours of December 7, following a night out with her cousins.
He had been strangled with her pants.
The suspect was the last person to be seen with her.
In an interview with Jozi FM last month, the Ramara family expressed faith in the police to assist with bringing their daughter’s killer to book. Report by Jozi FM’s Moshe Maswanganyi
The community of Protea Glen, in Soweto, will this evening hold a candlelight prayer service in honour of a 21-year-old woman who was brutally murdered.
Phuthi Ramara’s body was found dumped at a playground in Protea Glen Extension 31 on Monday.
The community is still reeling from shock following the grim discovery.
The murder occurred amid a nationwide 16 Days of Activism Campaign for No Violence Against Women and Children.
According to the police, Phuthi was beaten, raped and strangled to death with her pants.
She was identified by her tattoo of a tiger on her neck, a flower tattoo on her right leg and her name on her hand.
It is suspected that she was killed by people she knew.
Her family is calling for justice.
ANC Women’s League (ANCWL) Secretary in ward 135, Nelisiwe Yende, says the candlelight prayer session in Ramara’s honour will be held at 10217 Mount Cash Street Ext 12, Protea Glen at 6pm.
Ramara will be laid to rest on Sunday.
Police spokesperson, Vincent Mashiteng, says no arrests have yet been made in the matter. – Report by Jozi FM News Editor Moshe Maswanganyi