Pair in custody after death of toddler


Two men have been arrested in connection with the murder of a three-year-old girl whose body was found mutilated in Thabong over the weekend, Free State police said on Sunday.

Inspector Malebo Khosana said the men aged 28 and 40 were arrested following intensive investigations into the murder of Onele Galata whose body was found on Saturday.

The toddler went missing on Christmas Day and a case was opened on Saturday morning.

Her body was found with multiple stab wounds to her face and body on Saturday afternoon at B-Hostel in Masole Street.

The child's private parts had been removed while her intestines were left protruding out of her body.

The motive for the killing is still unknown.

The men arrested in connection with her death will appear in the Welkom Magistrate's Court on Tuesday. - Sapa


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