Girl (8) kidnapped, raped, murdered, dumped in a ditch

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Girl (8) kidnapped, raped, murdered, dumped in a ditch
Girl (8) kidnapped, raped, murdered, dumped in a ditch

A manhunt for a suspect sought in connection to the kidnapping and murder of an eight year old girl from Mahushu near Hazyview, yielded positive results when the suspect, a 23 year old man was finally arrested.

Police worked assiduously around the clock, following all possible leads until the suspect was tracked and arrested yesterday in his hideout at Sabie.

The girl was allegedly last seen playing with her peers on Friday, 8 June 2018, at approximately 15:30, when she mysteriously disappeared until when her lifeless body was found dumped in a ditch, on Monday morning, 11 June 2018, at Numbi by passers-by who alerted the police.

The suspect will appear at the Kabokweni Magistrate’s Court tomorrow, 26 June 2018, facing charges of kidnapping, rape and murder.

The Provincial Commissioner of the police in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Mondli Zuma, applauded the working relationship between the police and the community which led to the arrest of the suspect.

“In all other outstanding cases where children were reported missing or found killed/alive, we still appeal to the community to work together with the police and assist with information that may bring closure to such cases. We also urge parents who have children but not leaving together to communicate and coordinate visits of their children,” said General Zuma.

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