TRAGEDY: BURNT BODY WAS THAT OF MISS­ING GIRL

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THE Ko­mani po­lice have con­firmed that a burnt body found in Mlungisi a month ago is that of a miss­ing teenager Vuy­ol­wethu He­meni.

Ear­lier this month, po­lice ini­ti­ated a task team to look for the 14-year-old Edlel­weni Pri­mary School pupil who had not re­turned home from school on Au­gust 25.

Shortly after her dis­ap­pear­ance on Au­gust 26, a body which had been set alight was found be­tween the Eskom residential area where He­neni had lived and John Noah Pri­mary School. At the time, po­lice were un­able to con­firm a link be­tween the body and the girl’s dis­ap­pear­ance.

Po­lice spokesman Cap­tain Namhla Mdle­leni con­firmed this week that DNA tests had proven that the body was that of the miss­ing girl.

Mdle­leni said DNA had been taken from the mother of the child and the body on the scene and it was ev­i­dent that there was a fa­mil­ial link. Po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing a mur­der case. Po­lice are ap­peal­ing to any­one with in­for­ma­tion to con­tact Lieu­tenant Colonel Bulelwa Lem­bese on 086-000 1011 or on 082-441 8178.

VUY­OL­WETHU HE­MENI

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