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Arrest after murder of Welsh couple in South Africa

Roger and Christine Solik were killed following an armed robbery on their farmland estate in South Africa. Credit: Wales News Service

A man has been arrested after a Welsh couple were found murdered by armed robbers who dumped their bodies in a South African river.

Grandparents Roger and Christine Solik - who moved from Wales to South Africa in 1981 - were killed in the robbery at their farmland estate.

Police arrested a 43-year-old suspect in connection with the attack. He is due to appear in court in South Africa charged with murder, kidnapping, and robbery.

Christine, 57, was found dead in a river 45 miles from her home and the body of Parkinson's sufferer Roger, 66, discovered the next day.

Neighbours reported finding the couple's home on a farmland estate had been broken into and a search was launched for the "inseperable" pair.

The couple, originally from Aberycynon, near Aberdare, moved to South Africa after getting married.

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