Discovered bones could be missing girls’
THE hope of finding two missing girls alive has faded after bones were discovered in a shallow grave in Bloemhof three weeks ago.
The bones, believed to belong to the two missing girls from Boitumelong location, in Bloemhof were taken in for forensic analysis.
Matseleng Nteta, seven, and her friend, Rethabile Tshabadira, three, went missing more than nine months ago. They were reportly playing in the street and were last seen going to the local tuck shop to buy sweets.
North West police spokesperson Brig Sabata Mokgwabone confirmed that unknown bones were discovered in Bloemhof.
However, Mokgwabone said the bones were taken in for forensic analysis.
“We can confirm that bones were discovered in the area three weeks ago.
However, the bones were taken in for DNA and the results are not yet out.
They were discovered by a passerby who went to the bushes to relieve himself. He saw the skull and reported the matter to the police.
“No one has been arrested as yet and police have opened an inquest case.
“The case will only be changed to murder after DNA results. We urge our people to be calm and continue to work together with the police in reporting criminal activities taking place in their vicinities. The police will continue to serve our communities with pride and combat crime,” he said.
He said the DNA results will be released in about four weeks.
The parents of the missing girls said they want closure.
Matseleng’s mother, Maria Nteta, 28, said: “We are still waiting for the forensic test results.
We lost hope a long time ago in the police because nothing positive came out of their investigations.
It seems they have also hit a dead end.
I miss my daughter so much and I am looking for closure.”
Rethabile’s grandmother, Lenah Tshabadira, 49, said the police had failed them dismally. She said the police did not put in any extra effort to find the children.
“Rethabile was a bubbly person. The police took 48 hours to intensify a search.
“We could have found them in time if they reacted earlier.
“However, we will remain confident and wait for the DNA test,” she said.
Dr Ruth Mompati region social activist, Mika Moeti said: “We will work closely with police to ensure that the perpetrator/s is caught.
“We cannot continue to live normal while we have missing children.
“They have families and it is wrong for monsters to do as they please within our communities.”