Suspect arrested for the murder of a teenager remanded in custody

News South Africa

Tebogo Msimanga |

A 24-year-old suspect, Moses Manganye arrested in connection with the murder of a 13-year-old,  Lerato Ramatsela on 10 February 2021 at Thabanaswana village, outside Giyani, appeared before the Tiyani Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday, 06 April 2021.

Limpopo police spokesperson Moatshe Ngoepe said the arrest of the suspect came after neighbours reportedly discovered the body of the deceased in the nearby bushes with her hands tight.

“The Police were immediately summoned to the  scene and upon arrival, they commenced with initial investigations and manhunt for the suspect.”

Ngoepe said the suspect, who is staying in the area, was immediately arrested at his home. “It was discovered that the young girl was tied and strangled to death.”said Ngoepe.

Manganye was remanded in custody until 10 May 2021 for bail application and further police investigations.

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