Provincial detectives travelled all the way to the Eastern Cape to catch the alleged killer of a lesbian police clerk.
Data typist Nosisa Sonjani, 47, was found was strangled and stabbed inside her Faure Police base home in May.
Nosisa worked at Khayelisha Police Station.
The 29-year-old male suspect made his first appearance at the Alice Magistrates’ Court this week and is expected to appear at the Blue Downs Magistrates’ on August 23 on a charge of murder.
The mom of four had been missing for days when colleagues became worried and went to her home.
Nosisa’s face was so badly decomposed; it was hard for relatives to recognise her.
Nosisa was the ex-wife of Colonel Sandile Sonjani, the Station Commander at Philippi-East Police Station.
She had been dating a woman from Macassar for two years.
Yesterday, Sandile told the Daily Voice he was aware of the arrest but couldn’t say much: “I was informed yesterday by provincial detectives but if you want to know more, ask them.”
Police sources reveal the man was known to Nosisa and was arrested on August 16.
Police spokesperson, Constable Noloyiso Rwexana confirms the suspect’s arrest and appearance: “This office can confirm a suspect was arrested and appeared in Alice magistrates’ for a murder charge.”