Report has it that the suspect arrested in connection with the murder of a Stellenbosch University student will appear in court on Monday.

The butchered body of Robyn Pearce was found in her mother’s apartment in Sea Point last week.

Pearce’s family hired well-known criminal lawyer William Booth to assist investigations.

Last week, he criticised the City of Cape Town for jumping the gun by publicly claiming to have found a suspect before an arrest.