Man arrested for girl's brutal murder

2013-01-16 21:31

Johannesburg - A man was arrested in Cape Town on Wednesday for the murder of a 16-year-old teenager, Western Cape police said.

The 48-year-old would appear in the Blue Downs Magistrate's Court on Thursday for Charmaine Mare's murder, Captain Frederick van Wyk said.

The man was the boyfriend of one of Mare's relatives, he said.

She was reported missing on 11 January. Mare's family went on holiday and left her with the 48-year-old.

When they returned she was gone.

On Monday a passer-by found the burnt body of an unknown woman in Darwin Street, Kraaifontein. Her legs and arms had been cut off.

After searching the missing person's database police linked the body to Mare. The family identified her necklace and tongue ring.

"When detectives questioned the family the same boyfriend was also present. He was very vague with his answers while the rest of the family was very helpful with their answers."

Detectives detained him for further questioning.

Police searched the family's two cars and the veld near where Mare's body was found.

Her arms were found inside the garage of a house.

The man would face a murder charge.

  • adele.coetzee.94 - 2013-01-16 22:30


  • abdul.cassiem.9 - 2013-01-16 22:45

    Sick!!! Why Why pity thrs no death penalty in south Africa.

  • John - 2013-01-16 23:08

    Cut off his arms and legs but don't kill him, we do not have the death penalty!

  • jordaanmicheal - 2013-01-17 00:08

    He is a monster may he die a thousand deaths he does not deserve 2 live not even in prison what compelled him 2 take a child's life away never a less a personal friend of mine

  • delelani - 2013-01-17 01:55

    Why on earth was the kid killed? Was it to conceal a crime, for muthi, what??? Why???

  • Vusumuzi Masuku - 2013-01-17 06:18

    U bustard u dn't deserve to be part of the community rather rot in jail

  • kenneth.yorke - 2013-01-17 07:26

    This is so sad, I cant believe that a human being can do this to another. Such a pretty girl, RIP. On the other hand, who leaves a 16yr old alone at home and she is not even from the area........apparently, she came to visit from Mpumalanga......... I hope the courts conclude this case ASAP so that this guy can get whats waiting for him in prison...... I will personally put some money on an inmates property to see that his first few weeks in prison is hell....this SOB doesnt deserve to die quickly....... a slow, degrading death is much better!

  • lorain.maseko - 2013-01-17 07:39

    In this sick society we live in why was a 16 year old girl left alone with a 48 year old male?

      kenneth.yorke - 2013-01-17 08:01

      Babe....I live in CT and a local newspaper interviewed some people there......This sicko lived 100m from the house she was looking seems he used his "trust" to lure her to his place and .....well, out of respect for her.....I will not continue....but they found her arms in his gaurage and legs....just below the knees are still she died is still unclear but either way.....a slow degrading death over a couple of years is what I will prescribe...

      kenneth.yorke - 2013-01-17 08:19

      If you can get a copy of the Daily Voice....a local CT news will see her pic on the front page + page 14 for the sad....

  • helenm.duma - 2013-01-17 08:43

    never leave a girl child with a man, a wise man once said "every man is a potential rapist" whether relative or father or brother !!! Parents please be more vigilant

  • llewellyn.koesyn - 2013-01-17 09:03

    To much senseless murders being committed in our country , bring back the death penalty

  • adrie.morel.1 - 2013-01-17 13:43

    Were going to miss u u were the best friend I had I can't stop thinking of you wish I couldve said good bye but I know ure now in a safe place I love u maiQ I'm gona mis u and tnx for all the gr8 days........ The bastard who did this to my friend.... U are going to pay ure a sick bastard ure not even human I hope u rot In jail for taking my bff away from me?

      carmen.siegelaar1 - 2013-01-29 15:27

      Hell have to kinda Hell...hell in prison and hell be seeing hell soon...dear....may deepest condolences to all of you

  • cmashigo1 - 2013-01-22 09:28

    satanism pure diabolic ritual,what is this world coming to?

      george.frangs - 2013-01-22 10:58

      Thats right, blame something else, don't take responsibility. Must there ALWAYS be a scape-goat?

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