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Neighbour held for 6-year-old’s murder

Pietermaritzburg - Police have arrested a suspect in connection with the murder of 6-year-old Yoliswa Ludidi.

Spokesman Captain Thulani Zwane confirmed that a 39-year old man was arrested in the Smero area early on Thursday. He was to have appeared in the Pietermaritzburg Magistrate’s Court today.

Six-year-old Yoliswa Ludidi. Credit: SUPPLIED

He would be charged with Yoliswa’s murder.

Yoliswa’s battered body was found near her home in Smero on Tuesday night.

Yoliswa was last seen going to relieve herself in the bush near her aunt’s home in the area.

A suspect, who is a security guard at a tuck shop close to Yoliswa’s home, allegedly accompanied the child to the makeshift toilet. Yoliswa was not seen alive again.

The family became alarmed when she failed to return home, and a search was launched.

Yoliswa’s body was recovered near a river. She had been struck across the head and suffered open wounds to her skull and face

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