Missing three-year-old found dead in bushes

A three-year-old girl, who was reported missing from Moganyaka Village in Motetema, was found dead in bushes following a frantic search conducted by the police, with the assistance of community members.

Boithekgo Chauke was reported missing on Saturday, April 2, after she reportedly disappeared while playing with other children in a neighbour’s yard.

The operation was also joined by the K9 Unit and Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit.

The child’s tiny body was discovered in the bushes near Mamphokgo Village on Friday, April 8, at about 16:40.

A case of murder has been opened. The motive behind the incident is still unknown, but police investigations continue.

The Acting Provincial Commissioner of Police in Limpopo, Major General Jan Scheepers, is saddened by the incident and has assured community members that the police will not rest until the perpetrators are tracked down and brought to book.

The police in Motetema seek information that can lead to the arrest of the suspect or suspects in this case.

Anyone with information may contact the investigating officer, Sergeant Frans Chego, on 076 460 1147, the Crime Stop number on 086 001 0111 or their nearest police station.

Janine Saayman

I have been working as a journalist/photographer since 2014 at the Daller in Groblersdal. In my first year as a journalist I was awarded the Upcoming Journalist of the Year award at O H Frewin. I have a passion for photography, writing, being creative and doing things to the best of my ability.
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