A 41-year-old suspect has been arrested for allegedly murdering Warren Rhoode, the son of the head of the police’s Presidential Protection Service.
The 30-year-old’s body was found with multiple stab wounds in Thubelisha in Delft last month.
Police spokesperson Brigadier Novela Potelwa says the suspect, a Mozambican national, was taken in for questioning by detectives following an extensive investigation into Rhoode’s disappearance and the subsequent discovery of his body. His black VW Polo sedan, which he was driving at the time has yet to be recovered.
The breakthrough in the case comes less than a week after a R50 000 reward was offered for any information that could lead to the arrest, prosecution, and conviction of the perpetrators.
Novela says the motive for the murder is believed to be robbery with detectives still pursuing all other available leads.