Man arrested for alleged kidnapping, rape of PMB woman

Man arrested for alleged kidnapping, rape of PMB woman

KwaZulu-Natal police say they have tracked down and arrested a man who had been on the run after allegedly kidnapping and raping a Pietermaritzburg woman last week.

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The woman was reported missing from her home on Thursday - apparently after her dog disappeared.

It's understood she left her house with the suspect to search for the dog but was not seen again.

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Police spokesperson, Thembeka Mbele says detectives found the woman being held in a lodge in Durban on Saturday.

She says the man was traced to the south coast on Monday.

"A 34-year-old man was arrested in Shelly Beach after a multi-disciplinary operation that was conducted in that area.

"The 34-year-old was found in a self-catering apartment and he will be charged for kidnapping and rape and will appear at Pinetown Magistrate's Court today facing those charges," says Mbele. 

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