Sunday, 16 January 2005

Body of missing nine-year-old girl found

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


Wednesday, 12 January 2005

Man dies in farm attack

12/01/2005 10:18 - (SA)

Polokwane - A man was shot dead and his wife was wounded when robbers broke into their farmhouse while the couple were sleeping early on Wednesday morning, Polokwane police said.

Police spokesperson Inspector Ntobeng Phala said the man, his wife and daughter, 9, were asleep when four attackers apparently entered the Sterkloop farm in the Polokwane district.

The man was shot in the chest and died instantly. His wife was shot in the leg. The daughter escaped unhurt.

"We cannot be sure what was taken as the house was ransacked," said Phala.

The police found a television set that appeared to have been dropped by the intruders on their way out.

The mother and daughter were taken to a local hospital for medical care and treatment for shock.

Any witnesses can contact Captain Valley Maboyi of the serious and violent crimes unit on 082-565-8151.