Body of missing girl found

2012-01-07 21:01

Johannesburg - The body of a 14-year-old girl, who disappeared from her village near Polokwane in Limpopo, was found in an abandoned house near her home on Saturday, police said.

Mahlatse Mandy Ramalobela of Chabelang village in Sekgosese disappeared on her way to school on October 10 last year.

Warrant Officer Eric Mashego said the body was found under a bed in the vacant house in the village.

Police suspect the girl was raped and murdered.

The teenager's hands and legs were tied with shoelaces.

The body was already in an advanced stage of decomposition and was identified through the Sekgosese Secondary School learner's school bag and uniform.

  • benson.s.zulu - 2012-01-07 21:51

    Some reported cases are being ignored by the investigators, why it took so long to find the body of the poor girl.

      Bruce - 2012-01-08 14:34

      You are right. One would assume that abandoned houses would be one of the first things to check if someone goes missing.

  • cameronjohnprice - 2012-01-07 23:20

    I hope they catch the bastards. What a way to die - I wish the same onto her attackers.

  • Janice - 2012-01-08 10:32

    Took long enough to find her!!!???

  • Emily-Jane Elson - 2012-01-08 10:39

    What a way to go.. I cannot imagine the terror & whatever else she was feeling and going through at the time.. And to be left/hidden under a bed.. Disgusting! Whoever it was had their way with her and just discarded her like trash.. That's not the way for ANY child, teen or person to be treated. It's Barbaric and these crimes show the lack of respect and compassion by these pigs for another life. These pigs - anybody who has the audacity to rape, abuse, murder and take what is not theirs!

  • Gail - 2012-01-08 10:48

    At least her family can have some closure now. Condolences to them and those who knew her.

  • Johan - 2012-01-08 11:23

    @Beetroot and @Call_Of_Muti_3, It is a mother and a father's child, a sister to siblings, a friend to other children. Have you EVER given that ANY thought, both of you are heartless and are nothing better than the murderer that did this despicable deed. NO child, regardless race or colour, deserves to be raped and murdered.

  • Sylvia - 2012-02-06 16:40

    How terrible. Far too much disrespect for girls and women and human life in general. Sick world.

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