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MetiNews.Com - Christine Robinson's niece began a six-year quest to try to learn the truth about her aunt's killing
Breaking News ! The prime suspect in the rape and murder of a Liverpool safari lodge owner in South Africa was arrested this week after six years of detective work by her niece. Christine Robinson, 59, a retired teacher was allegedly attacked in July 2014 by a gardener at the 125 acre Rra-Ditau lodge she ran alone after the death of her husband. She had earlier drawn out money to pay staff at the luxury 30 guest lodge 150 miles north of Johannesburg on the Botswana border. Christine had put up a struggle against her attacker, who raped her then tried to strangle her before stabbing her to death in her bedroom, according to police reports at the time. Receive newsletters with the latest news, sport and what's on updates from the Liverpool ECHO by signing up here. Christine Robinson (Image: © SWNS.com) Her body was found wrapped in a duvet after worried staff broke down the locked door when they could not get a reply from her the next morning. The prime suspect Andrew Ndlovu, then 24, had vanished and was thought to have returned to his native Zimbabwe and then come back to South Africa. Christine’s niece chartered surveyor Lehanne Sergison from Bickley, Kent, became infuriated by the lack of progress by the police team in South Africa or the British Foreign Office. Read More Related Articles Lockdown rave thwarted after police turn up and seize DJ equipment Read More Related Articles Mystery solved of the 15ft creature washed up on Ainsdale beach She delivered a powerful petition to Downing Street in 2014 begging that then Prime Minister David Cameron took action but despite repeated promises found there was no action.
. But she had heard he was already back in South Africa but said nobody would listen or help her.
Tragically in 2012 Christine's husband Robbie died of cancer
Finally Lehanne, 49, decided if nobody was going to try and bring her aunt’s alleged killer to justice she would do it alone and began her own investigation. She set up a false Facebook identity to gather information. Posing as a pretty South African air stewardess, she gathered information about the suspect, and even set up a fake date in the hope that police would seize him. Finally, she made a public appeal on social media to the people in South Africa to help her seek justice. Six years on, South African Police confirmed on July 30 that a 30-year-old man had been arrested in connection with the rape and murder of Christine Robinson and would be later interviewed. Keep up to date with crime in your area by adding your postcode below :
Original investigating officer retired South African Police Colonel Sakkie Louwrens said:"It has taken six years to the day but the man suspected of murdering Christine Robinson is in custody. "He is being taken to the original police station where his DNA and fingerprints will be checked with that found at the scene and I expect the investigation to move along very quickly.”
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