Missing Giyani girl's body found dismembered in Limpopo dam

2020-03-20 12:54
Tiyiselani Nokuthula Rikhotso. (Supplied, SAPS)

Tiyiselani Nokuthula Rikhotso. (Supplied, SAPS)

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The body of Tiyiselani Nokuthula Rikhotso, a 11-year-old missing Giyani girl, was found dismembered and dumped in the local Klein Letaba Dam on Tuesday.

Rikhotso was reported missing on Monday.

"The discovery was made by community members, who called the police. On arrival at the scene, the police retrieved the body and discovered that some of her body parts were missing," said Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo in a statement on Tuesday.

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While the motive for the murder is unknown, authorities have not ruled out that it could be a ritual killing.

The provincial commissioner of Limpopo, Lieutenant General Nneke Ledwaba, strongly condemned the brutal killing of an innocent child and instructed the police to hunt down the killers.

The police have subsequently launched a manhunt.

Authorities are calling on anyone with information to come forward.

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