Kwanele who killed 6-year-old last week Picture: Shan Pillay


Durban - A man charged with the murder of a 6-year-old girl in Pietermaritzburg last week, wants to plead guilty.

Kwanele Ndlovu, 30, appeared briefly in the city’s magistrate’s court on Monday, where he told magistrate Ntsoaki Ndawonde that he killed Yoliswa Ludidi, the granddaughter of Zanele Ludidi, the chairwoman of the province’s conservation and environmental affairs portfolio committee.

The girl’s body was found by the police dog unit near a river in the Smero Location at 8.30pm on Tuesday last week. She was last seen alive being accompanied by a man her aunt knew and trusted.

Yoliswa went to visit her aunt and wanted to go to the toilet. The man, who was visiting, accompanied her to nearby bush because there was no toilet at the house. In the meantime, her aunt went to a shop.

When she returned, other family members at the house asked her where Yoliswa was. She found out from her own child that Yoliswa had left the home with the man. The community then searched for her. The case was adjourned to next week.

The Mercury