Body of missing Mpumalanga girl found ‘mutilated’

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Bontle Mashiyane
Bontle Mashiyane

THE search for a missing Mpumalanga child has ended terribly after the six-year-old was found dead.

The partially decomposed mutilated body of Bontle Mashiyane was found dumped not very far from her house on Saturday (21 May) in Mganduzweni, outside White River, Mpumalanga. 

Mashiyane was last seen three weeks ago, playing outside her home with other children. Neighbour's said the little was seen interacting with a rape and murder convict, who is out on parole. 

Police say two men aged between 25 and 36 were arrested in KaBokweni and Mganduzweni respectively.

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They have been charged with murder and more charges will be added. 

They are expected to appear before the KaBokweni Magistrate Court on Monday. 

Police spokesperson Brigadier Selvy Mohlala said the Provincial Commissioner in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela visited the family of 06-year-old Bontle Zethu Ditebogo Mashiyane from Mganduzweni (Masoyi) on Saturday night.

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