Man arrested for gay murder

A 29-year-old suspect accused of killing UJ Professor Carl Mischke was arrested in Kempton Park.

A 29-year-old suspect accused of killing UJ professor Carl Mischke was arrested in Kempton Park.

JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng police on Thursday arrested a suspect in connection with the murder of University of Johannesburg (UJ) Professor Carl Mischke.

Officials said the suspect was apprehended in Kempton Park on Gauteng's East Rand.

The academic was found murdered in his Norwood home in northern Johannesburg on Monday morning.

Police told Eyewitness News they were probing the links between Mischke's death and the murders of eight other gay men.

According to police, the 29-year-old suspect was found in possession of Mischke's clothing.

Police spokesperson Neville Malila said the suspect was in custody at the Norwood police station.

He said they were still looking for one more suspect.

In November, police confirmed to Eyewitness News that they believed a gang was targeting gay men in Gauteng.

The group could also be linked to similar crimes in Cape Town.

On Wednesday, it was revealed that the task team investigating the other murders would be probing Mischke's death.