Tebogo Msimanga |
A 28-year-old suspect is expected to appear in court on Monday, 06 December 2021 for allegedly raping a six-year-old child and then killing her on Friday night, 03 December 2021 at Dark City, Praktiseer outside Burgersfort.
It is alleged that the deceased was playing with other children in the neighbourhood when her mother noticed that she had disappeared and started to search for her, with the help of the community.
Limpopo Police Spokesperson Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo said the Police were called and proceeded with the search operation. “The child’s body was then discovered dumped in a neighbour’s yard.”
The Police immediately commenced with the manhunt for the suspect who was said to be residing in the same street as the victim. “He was found hiding in one of the neighbour’s yard and immediately arrested.”
Mojapelo added that the police preliminary investigations conducted at the scene suggest that the victim was raped before she was killed.
The Provincial Commissioner Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe has commended the police for their quick response that led to the arrest of the suspect within hours after he allegedly committed this horrendous crime.