Man held for Ventersdorp rape, murder

Johannesburg - An 18-year-old woman was raped and murdered in Tshing near Ventersdorp, North West police said on Sunday.

"It is alleged that the victim was found lying dead on the ground. Motive for the incident is not known at this stage," said Colonel Emelda Setlhako.

She said the woman was raped and killed on Friday.

A 24-year-old man had been arrested and was expected to appear in the Ventersdorp Magistrate's Court on Monday.