Six fresh rhino horns were found stashed in a cooler box left unattended in an unoccupied house.
One of the suspects was confirmed as the mastermind of all the incidents and was positively linked and sentenced on 22 rape cases.
She is reported to have solicited a bribe of a certain amount from the victim so that she may compile a positive report on his behalf.
Stationery and papers were scattered on the floor, the air conditioner was stolen from outside and the remaining one was tampered with.
Tshepo Shabangu had been allegedly attacked and kidnapped by a group of men including the trio on allegations related to illegal mining deal which went sour.
He was severely beaten by the mob and even stoned with bricks.
During the investigation, a dramatic twist of events took place where it was discovered that a 32-year-old woman with whom the deceased has two children with, was also arrested for conspiracy to commit a murder.
The South African Police Service management in Mpumalanga applauds the men and women in blue for their swift action in re-arresting four of the five fugitives who escaped from the Acornhoek police cells over the weekend.
A number of complaints were reported in the different parts of the province where people who hitch-hiked were drugged, robbed or raped especially women.
The accused was also declared unfit to possess a firearm and his name will be recorded in the national register for the abuse of older persons.
The police managed to arrest all the five suspects, including the wounded one who later succumbed to death whilst under police guard at the hospital.