3099 08.6.20 Elize Human has a room containing all things relating to her daughter, Sheldean who died at the age of 7, when Andrew Jordaan murdered her. Picture: Cara Viereckl

The man jailed for murdering seven-year-old Sheldean Human in Pretoria West in 2007 has been killed in prison, a report has said.

Andrew Jordaan, sentenced to an effective 58 years for the murder of Sheldean and the rape of her friend, was serving time in Leeukop Maximum Prison.

According to Eyewitness News, Gauteng Correctional Services Ofentse Morwane said the death was the result of an assault.

He reportedly told EWN that police had been called in and a case was opened against the other inmate.

Sheldean’s murder shocked South Africa in 2007 when her body was found dumped in a stormwater ditch near her home. - IOL