January 15 2005 at 02:02PM
The body of a nine-year-old girl has been found, with her tongue and private parts removed, in a nature reserve in Ubombo in Northern KwaZulu-Natal, police said on Saturday.
A 14-year-old boy, who was seen with the girl before she disappeared, admitted that he had been present when she had been killed when police questioned him on Friday, said Captain Tienkie van Vuuren.
A 45-year-old woman was also arrested. She told police that she had wanted to give the body parts to a witch doctor in the area.
The body of the girl, who was reported missing on January 2, was found at the Ezineshe Nature Reserve in the Mandlazi Area in Ubombo.
The two will appear in court soon. - Sapa