A breakthrough in the Philippi murder and rape case
Police in the Western Cape believe they have made a major breakthrough in the so-called Philippi serial killer case. Provincial commissioner Mzwandile Petros issued a statement on Tuesday night, saying a 41-year-old man had been arrested in Constantia Tuesday afternoon in connection with four murders and two rapes in the Philippi area. According to Petros the arrest follows a thorough investigation, and based on conclusive evidence police are confident that they have made a major breakthrough in solving one of the most complex cases. The man will appear in the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court on Thursday, December 22. Earlier, a man known as Jesus was arrested in connection with the same case, but released later.