- Gauteng police have made a breakthrough in the investigation into Tshegofatso Pule's murder
- A 31-year-old man has been taken into custody and is expected to appear in the Roodepoort Magistrates' Court
- Police report that the suspect had been apprehended on Monday while travelling from Mpumalanga
An unnamed 31-year-old man has been arrested by Gauteng police for the murder of Tshegofatso Pule.
Briefly.co.za reported that the brutal murder of the 28-year-old had caused immense pain in Mzansi after the expectant mother was found stabbed and hanged in a veld.
News24 reports that police spokesperson Colonel Noxolo Kweza had confirmed that the suspect was caught on Monday returning to the province from Mpumalanga.
The suspect is expected to appear in the Roodepoort Magistrates' Court on Wednesday.
Captain Kay Makhubele commented that Pule had last been seen leaving her Soweto home to visit her boyfriend.
A relative had spoken to The Sowetan, saying that she had had a fight with her lover, who had called for a taxi for her. Neither one of the pair could be reached on the phone after this call.
Police refused to name the suspect until his day in court, despite the immense public interest in the matter.
The Pule family says they are devastated by the murder and the 'horrific' nature of their loved one's death.
Her funeral had attracted high-profile government officials, including Economic Freedom Fighter politician Mbuyiseni Ndlozi.
Pule's devastated aunt Pricilla Giwu had called on society to improve during the emotional farewell:
"To my son, brothers, to my children out there, we did not raise you like this. If there is any mistake I have done to you, give me a chance to fix them."
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