Cape Town girl, 8, found murdered

2011-10-11 14:14

Cape Town - The body of a missing 8-year-old girl was found in bushes in Khayelitsha outside Cape Town on Tuesday morning, police said.

Zikhona Qhayi was reported missing at the Harare police station at 01:00. She was found at 08:00 in bushes near the railway line in 33 block, Harare, close to her home, Lieutenant Colonel Andre Traut said.

"Zikhona was last seen playing with friends outside her residence last night. The discovery of her body was made by a member of the community this morning."

Traut said the circumstances around Qhayi's death were being investigated. The cause of her death also had yet to be established.

  • omrisho - 2011-10-11 14:29

    everyday everyday everyday... wtf... and what are you going to do about it the powers that be?? zuma, cele, malema?? maybe that is something that mr malema should concern himself with, the youth are being raped and murdered everyday

      BadSpike - 2011-10-11 15:09

      Agreed. This is a youth issue and Mr Malema has the necesary influence to tackle this issue head on. Instead of being ridiculed, he will become a revered national hero overnight.

  • WHAT82 - 2011-10-11 14:30

    How sad R.I.P Little one.

  • christo.kotze - 2011-10-11 14:36

    we need to bring back the death penalty!!! RIP little Zikhona

  • whysoserious - 2011-10-11 14:54

    Oh what Ill do to that murderer!

  • letsdance - 2011-10-11 15:00

    disgusting 8 years old WTF

  • FuryNB - 2011-10-11 15:02

    traditional healers sya that sex with young girls will cure AIDs etc.. animals all of them

      Garth - 2012-03-03 10:24


  • Currie_Mafia - 2011-10-11 15:06

    Enough already !!! Wake up Zuma !

  • bling bling - 2011-10-11 15:13

    This is getting worse each day...and its because we have no justice in this country...the criminals are running wild and they don’t care as they know if they get caught...they out on bail the next day for 1000 rand....its SICK!!!!!!!!!!!!.......these animals need to be sent back to the bush and let the lions and tigers and hyenas take care of them....aarrrghhhhhh......Poor little girl.....BUT ANOTHER THING.....WHEN ARE THESE PARENTS GOING TO LEARN TO STOP LETTING THEIR KIDS PLAY IN THE STREETS AFTER DARK.....SHE WAS LAST SEEN PLAYING OUTSIDE LAST NIGHT...THESE PARENTS SHOULD ALSO BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR LOOKING AFTER THEIR KIDS......MY GOODNESS....THESE KIDS SHOULD BE IN THE YEARD SAFE OR IN THE HOUSE ..NOT IN THE F*CKING STREETS WHERE THEY GET PICKED UP.....FFS!!!!!!!!!!!!!............

  • RIYAAZ Phillips - 2011-10-11 15:15

    R.I.P little one, you are in the protection of GOD now

  • Sue-Ellen - 2011-10-11 15:22

    I am sick and tired of hearing about our children been raped, murdered, abused...for GODSAKES justice needs to be done! I am so scared to read/watch the news or even open mail, I am a mother and I feel that we all need to protect our kids....I feel sick everytime I hear and seems to be every day!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • ex-pat - 2011-10-12 14:41

    An eight-year-old girl is last seen playing outside with her friends, and she isn't reported missing until 1.00 a.m.? Odd.

      claudine.bate - 2011-10-15 14:13

      Obviously she was only reported missing at 1 am because she was being looked for first. Typical of you to be supercilious.

  • aterblanche3 - 2011-10-13 11:59

    I read all these senseless attacks on our children and wonder what sick world we live in. I have tears in my eyes as my kids are these ages and I am sick worrying about their safety. God please heal our world and may every child be safe and sound and unharmed?

  • schrickker - 2012-03-03 10:18

    She should not have been alone,her partner should have been with her.Thing can happen so fast when u wear your uniform,there is so much hatrid against the police force,you must always be alert and operational depist simpathy to the famely and collegs.

      Garth - 2012-03-03 10:28

      Are you commenting on the correct article?

  • Virginia - 2012-06-12 07:44

    Bring back the death penalty! This poor poor child! Pity god wasn't watching over her and protecting her. Probably busy somewhere else or retired by now.

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