Girls’ bodies dumped in veld
Anger spills over after Thokoza find
The community of Thokoza in Ekurhuleni has been left incensed following the grim discovery of the bodies of two young girls in the township.
Nonkululeko Xaba, 8, and Nompumelelo Mhlongo, 9, went missing on Sunday evening while playing in the township.
Nonkululeko’s father Sibusiso Xaba said he was heartbroken by the gruesome manner of his daughter’s murder.
“No parent should through this,” he said.
“I’m at the mortuary at the moment and I can’t bring myself to talk about it because I am still trying to come to terms with her death.”
Angry residents tore down the fence around the field where the children were discovered.
Smangaliso Dlamini, who was part of the search party that made the gruesome discovery, said he was still in shock and could not erase the image of the two girls.
“It seemed like the kids were strangled. One of them was wrapped in a blanket and go the other one was folded and stuffed into a sports bag,” Dlamini said.
Frans Mkhize said this was not the first time that a body of a child was found in the veld.
Police spokesman Captain Mavela Masondo said the girls were reported missing on Monday before their bodies were discovered later that day.
“A manhunt has since been launched by the police who are appealing to anyone who might have information that can lead to the arrest of the suspect or suspects to contact the nearest police station.”
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Thokoza residents break down a fence surrounding a field where the bodies of the two girls were found.