Hammarsdale – A Hammarsdale man has been arrested in connection with the murder of his 2-year-old stepdaughter. The toddler was found buried in a shallow grave near the man’s home in Zibuse on Sunday.

The man had previously reported her missing to police. SAPS spokesperson Colonel Thembeka Mbhele said a murder case was being investigated.

The toddler is believed to have been beaten to death.

Mercury Reporter