THREE SUSPECTS APPEAR IN COURT FOR KIDNAPPING AND A MURDER OF A 8-YEAR-OLD GIRL

THREE SUSPECTS APPEAR IN COURT FOR KIDNAPPING AND A MURDER OF A 8-YEAR-OLD GIRL

POLOKWANE: Three suspects aged between 37 and 44 from Mavhunga RDP Nzhelele, Vhembe District were remanded in custody when they appeared before Mphepu Magistrate Court on Wednesday 2023-08-30. Their cases were remanded to 2023- -09- 18 for bail application and further Investigation.

The three were arrested for kidnapping and murder of a 8-year-old girl .

According to information, the child ‘s mother on 05 August 2022 sent her child to the local spaza shop. The child went to the spaza and never returned. The family started with the search until the mother reported the incident of the missing to the Police’, and the investigation ensued.

On 20 June, 2023 the mother allegedly received a message from an unknown person. She tried to contact the numbers and were apparently not working, She then notified Police about the matter.

The Police through investigation managed to trace the sender of message who cooperated in terms of providing information regarding the missing child. The sender of the message’s statement was obtained, which led to the arrest of three suspects on different dates. The first suspect was arrested on Wednesday 23 August 2023, second suspect was arrested on Friday, 25 August 2023 and the third one was arrested on Monday, 28 August 2023 and it turned out that he is a very close family member of the child.

The Provincial Commissioner of the South African Police Service in Limpopo Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe condemned the incident and described it as being inhumane. She further said “parents are supposed to protect their children and not to harm them,” concluded the Provincial Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe.

Police investigations continues

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