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‘He snatched her as she was sleeping’

Johannesburg - A man has been arrested for allegedly kidnapping and killing an 11-year-old girl in Mmakau village, North West police said on Monday.

Sergeant Philani Nkwalase said the man gained entry to the child's home through a window and snatched her as she was sleeping with her younger sibling early on Saturday.

File picture. Credit: FLICKR.COM

Mmakau is about 14km east of Brits.

The child's mother was sleeping with her boyfriend in the other room. The couple woke up when they heard a noise. However, the child was already gone. The matter was reported to the police.

Her body was found later that day in a neighbour's shack, hidden under a bed. She had been strangled. The Daily Sun named her as Ofentse Mogale.

The 41-year-old man was arrested. He would appear in the Ga-Rankuwa Magistrate's Court soon on charges of kidnapping and murder. Police were investigating whether the child was raped.

Sapa

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