15-year old relative arrested for brutal murder of four-year old KwaMashu girl
A 15-year old relative of slain KwaMashu girl – Sanelisiwe Mhlongo has been apprehended to be involved in the brutal murder of the girl.
Last week, the body of the four-year old girl was found with several stab wounds.
Police spokesperson Brig Jay Naicker said Sanelisiwe was allegedly handed to a relative to take care of her while her mother was away at work.
“When her mother returned home, she was informed that the little girl went missing and was nowhere to be found.”
Naicker further said last Thursday, the child’s battered body was discovered in bushes not far from her home in M Section.
“She had stab wounds to her body as well as a head injury,” said Naicker.
“A case of murder was opened at the Ntuzuma police station for investigation and police have worked tirelessly to realise justice for the little girl.”
“Yesterday afternoon, the investigative team made a breakthrough when they arrested a 15-year-old relative for the murder and recovered a weapon that was allegedly used to commit the offence.”
The 15-year old is expected to come before the the court on Thursday.
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