POLOKWANE- The police in Letsitele outside Tzaneen
have launched manhunt for the suspect(s) who raped and killed a 2 years old child whose tiny body was found yesterday on Thursday 13 October 2022 at about 13:00 in the bushes near Nwamitwa village.

This after the child went missing the previous day while visiting her mother’s alleged boyfriend. It is reported the woman went to her neighbour’s house at about 12:00 to borrow a wheelbarrow and thereafter proceeded to fetch water from the nearby river, while the child was left alone in the house.

When she returned, she became worried when she could not find the child and immediately called the police. A joint search operation involving members of the South African Police Service Search and Rescue Unit, the K9 Unit, Emergency Services personnel and local police assisted by community members, was immediately conducted.

Sadly, the little girl was found the following day in the bushes, raped and murdered.

Provincial Commissioner of police in Limpopo Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe has expressed shock and disgust at this senseless incident and urged members of the community to assist the police with information so that justice can prevail.

The Police have opened cases of rape and murder and nyone with information that can assist in the apprehension of the suspects should contact the investigating officer Sergeant Isaac Raseala on 076 618 0899 or the crime stop number 0860010111or nearest police station or MySAPSApp

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