CHARITY BOSS SUSPECT MURDER RAP
Man charged over stab death of former school principal in South Africa
A MAN has been charged with the murder of Irish charity worker John Curran in South Africa.
The 60-year-old former school principal was stabbed to death in his Cape Town flat on November 7.
Western Cape police confirmed a 24-year-old is due in court tomorrow.
A South African Police Service source said: “We received a very good
lead and had a suspect but it took time and dedication to actually find and arrest him.”
The man, detained following a lengthy surveillance operation, is due to appear at Cape Town Magistrates Court.
Western Cape police spokesperson Sgt Noloyiso Rwexana added: “The arrest followed a thorough investigation which came up with a suspect whose details were circulated.”
The ex-teacher was found in a pool of blood in his apartment by his girlfriend.
Police said only his mobile phone was missing.
Mr Curran had been working as a director of education at charity Mellon Educate.
He was holidaying in Cape Town for a few weeks having completed a twoyear contract and was due to return home to Dublin just days after he was found slain.
He had been the principal of Good Shepherd National School in Churchtown, South Dublin, for 14 years up until 2005.
TRAGIC LOSS John Curran was found dead in his apartment
TRAGIC John Curran