Cops hope for breakthrough in Rhodes Park case

Police are now searching for 5 suspects linked to the double murder & rape after a 3rd suspect as arrested.

FILE. Sibongile Kela, uncle of Zukisa Kela who was drowned in the Rhodes Park attack on Saturday, at the scene of the crime. Picture: Govan Whittles/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Authorities are now searching for five suspects linked to the Rhodes Park double murder and rape and say they're hoping for a breakthrough soon.

A third suspect arrested on Friday, appeared in the Johannesburg Magistrates Court yesterday, where the case was postponed to Monday next week.

The 33-year-old suspect is allegedly part of a gang of eight men who attacked two couples who were walking through the park in Kensington in October.

Authorities say the latest suspect arrested in the case will take part in an identity parade before he is formally charged.

The 33-year-old yesterday asked for a postponement in the case so that he can secure a lawyer.

Two of his accomplices, currently in police custody, are not from this country and authorities say they're still verifying whether the latest suspect is a South African.

Police say they hope the latest arrest will lead them to the five other suspects.