MBOMBELA - While thousands of women marched across the country on Wednesday against gender-based violence as part of the #TotalShutdown #NoMore protests, a Mpumalanga family mourned the death of their 13-year-old daughter whose body was found near Ermelo Airport in the Msukaligwa local municipality.
The family was left grief-stricken after the body of Dimpho Sinenhlanhla Malevu was found on Tuesday afternoon, dumped in a field near the Ermelo Airport on Hendrina Road.
She had been missing since Saturday.
Dimpho, who was a learner at the local Afrikaans primary school, was reported missing to the police by her mother.
Police have confirmed that a murder docket has been opened but said no arrest has been made yet. Police are pleading with the community to come forward with information that can help the police with the investigation, and are asked to contact the investigation officer Sipho Mokoena on 071 819 237 8389.
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