Alleged priest killer arrested in North West

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A 23-year-old man was arrested in Bodibe in connection with the murder of a Catholic Church priest, North West police said on Thursday.

Spokesperson Colonel Adéle Myburgh said the man was arrested at his home on Wednesday night.

“The suspect was arrested in his home in Bodibe village and a cellular phone, allegedly belonging to the reverend, was found in his possession. The 23-year-old suspect will appear before the Itsoseng Magistrate’s Court on Friday 17 January 2020 for a charge of murder,” she said.

Father Joseph Hollanders, 83, who served in Bodibe, was found murdered at the Mission House on Monday. His hands and feet were tied up.

African News Agency