Body of abducted schoolgirl (8) discovered, suspect arrested

South African Police Service

Body of abducted schoolgirl (8) discovered, suspect arrested
Body of abducted schoolgirl (8) discovered, suspect arrested. Photo: SAPS

A search by the police in Lejweleputswa district came to a sad end after the body of 8-year-old Bokamoso Shabe was found.

Bokamoso who was last seen at Mantshebo Primary School in Jerusalem Park on 21 June 2021, at 13:30, was reported abducted from the school.

Since she was reported missing, the Lejweleputswa district team consisting of various units worked tirelessly searching for her.

On Thursday, 24 June 2021, at about 14:30, the team came across a gruesome scene where her body was found.

This is after a visit to a suspected male’s house, who after being questioned, led the team to the scene in Riebeeckstad, Welkom where the body was found wrapped up with duvet cover in an open field. She was still wearing her school uniform. A case of murder was opened for further investigation.

The 46-year-old male was arrested, he is expected to be charged with murder and appear in Welkom Magistrate’s Court soon. Additional arrests are expected.

“Our condolences goes to the family of Bokamoso during these trying times, said the Provincial Commissioner, Lt General Baile Motswenyane. “It’s heartbreaking for any parent to lose a child, but it become more devastating to lose a child in this manner,” concluded the Provincial Commissioner.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service