Delay in reporting slain kids missing

2012-10-11 10:45

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Johannesburg - The Limpopo youth centre, where three children who were murdered stayed, only reported their disappearance two days after they went missing, Beeld reported on Thursday.

This was revealed in a reply to a Democratic Alliance parliamentary question about the disappearance of the three children from the Montadi Youth Care Centre in Mookgopong (formerly Naboomspruit).

The three, 9-year-old Bafana Kekana, Hosea Richard Kekana, 10, and their cousin Johanna Kekana, 12, were found stoned to death on August 18. Their hands and feet had been bound with shoelaces. Johanna was raped before being killed.

Mike Waters, DA shadow minister for social development, said it was imperative for Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini to authorise an investigation into the delay in reporting the children's absence to the police.

"They could possibly have survived if the police had been timeously informed," Beeld quoted Waters saying.

The children were last seen on Wednesday, August 15, during a march by their school, Dikobo Primary, to demand more teachers.

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