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Pretoria - An eight-year-old girl has been found dead in Ga-Rankuwa north of Pretoria, Gauteng police said on Friday.

Warrant Officer Matthews Nkoadi said the body of Angie Mabutho was found on Thursday near a shopping complex. Her underwear and left sock were missing.

The girl went missing on Monday afternoon on her way home from school.

Nkoadi said two men had been arrested in connection with her death and were expected to appear in the Ga-Rankuwa Magistrate's Court on Friday afternoon.

“They are at court. They will appear at 2pm,” he said. - Sapa