Teenage girl killed, suspects sought

Crime Scene Investigation

Police are looking for information that could lead to the arrest of suspect(s) responsible for the death of 14 year old Mihle Zingamo from Embalenhle near Secunda.

Information at police disposal revealed that on November 7, Mihle accompanied her elderly sister to a local salon. She allegedly left her sister and went home after she complained of hunger but never reached home. On the same day at approximately 19:45, her father reported her missing at the local police station.

An intensive search for her was then launched in conjunction with the community members and Sector Crime Forum.

Also read: Girl goes missing in Siyabuswa

This is not the first incident wherein a child is raped and killed at Embalenhle.

On May 7 an 11-year-old Lerato Nkutha was sent to a nearby shop and her mother became worried when she took longer to be back home. She went to check for her with no success and she then reported the matter to the police who opened a missing person’s inquiry.

A search which consisted of Detectives, K9 Unit as well as Divers was instituted immediately and it continued until late on May 8, but with no success.

On May 9 at approximately 06:30, police were summoned into a certain house, where a body of a minor was spotted. A short probe by police revealed that the lifeless body was that of missing Lerato.

Anyone with information that could assist police in the investigation and the arrest of this heartless villains in both incidents, is urged to contact Detective Captain Sakhile Simon Mlotshwa at 082 970 5774 or call the SAPS Crime Stop number 08600 10111.

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