The body of a 9-year-old missing pupil has been found in Cape Town, sparking another murder hunt in the city where children are killed at the rate of more than one a week.
Previledge Mabvongwe, a Grade 9 pupil disappeared on Monday, after a taxi dropped her metres from her front door in Kraaifontein, north of Cape Town, after school.
Police spokesperson Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana said “her body was found on Thursday morning, August 30, at a dumping site next to Sam Jokozela Avenue in Bloekombos, 80m from where she is believed to have been abducted. She was still wearing her Scottsville Primary School uniform, a blue jersey, navy school skirt and black shoes,”
Rwexana said crime scene experts and members of the Kraaifontein Police’s Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences unit combed the area for clues.
“Police detectives appeal to anyone with information that can lead to the arrest of the perpetrator to come forward to assist with the investigation” Rwexana said.
SA Democratic Teachers Union provincial chairperson Jonovan Rustin said the union was shocked by the incident.
“Our pupils are precious, and we need to do everything to ensure they are safe while travelling to school,” Rustin said.
Sixty-six children were murdered in Cape Town in 2017.