Rhodes Park attack: Second suspect arrested

The 22-year-old who was arrested on Tuesday will appear in court on murder charges today.

Flowers laid at the scene where two couples were brutally attacked by a gang of 12 men on Saturday at Rhodes Park in Kensington. Picture: Govan Whittles/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - A second man has been arrested in connection with the attack in Rhodes Park, east of Johannesburg, where two men drowned and a woman was raped.

It's understood the suspects accosted the two couples, beating and tying up the men before throwing them into the lake, where they drowned.

One woman was allegedly raped while the other escaped.

At the end of October a suspect was arrested and on Tuesday, a 22-year-old man was arrested in Yeoville.

The police's Lungelo Dlamini says, "He was arrested on Tuesday. Police have been questioning him until we decided to take him to court today to charge him with cases of murder. We are still looking for the other suspects. But we hope with the arrests of these two suspects it will lead to the arrests of the others."

Earlier this week, the case against the first man accused of taking part in the attack was postponed in the Johannesburg Magistrates Court.

The accused is expected back in the dock in two weeks time when his lawyers will apply for bail.

The accused will remain in police custody while additional documentation is finalised.

Both the prosecution and defence are awaiting permits proving that he is in the country legally.

The Zimbabwean national was arrested late last month for his alleged involvement in the attack.