The couple heard a noise outside and upon investigating found the armed suspect.
The man accused of raping her was her boyfriend’s neighbour. She screamed while he raped her, but no one heard her.
A woman called the police and when they arrived on scene she showed them the body lying just a few metres away.
Five robbers entered the flat in Mindalore while the couple was inside, ransacked it for valuables and tied them up before the tenant returned.
It’s believed they had chased the victim and attacked him with sticks and stones.
He left a handwritten note confessing to breaking into her place and stealing her stuff.
The seriously injured man had to be airlifted to hospital.
He assaulted her with his fists and she sustained injuries to her face.
Police warn community members against these suspects and ask anyone who has seen them to contact them immediately.
Several items were seized including laptops, hard drives and 250 DVDs of child pornography.
He had previous convictions against him but was let go after he paid a R500 fine.