The family of an 11-year-old girl slain and dumped in a veld in Kimberley, Northern Cape, is demanding justice.
The alleged culprit allegedly enticed the young child by promising her money, according to the family.
The suspect was apprehended and is scheduled to appear at Galeshewe Magistrate’s Court on Monday.
Jennifer Le Roux is the grade four student’s aunt.
“Lebo deserves justice,” says the group. Because this tiny girl was violently snatched from life, we want the culprit to be imprisoned and given a life sentence. Since the day I saw the body, my spirit has been restless. It’s a pity.”
The brutal murder has outraged and shocked several Kimberley residents.
The suspected offender is said to be well-known by both his victim and the community.
“We have police officers who are supposed to keep us safe. We cannot continue to live in such a fearful environment. These things will continue if we don’t stand together.”
“We must put a stop to gender-based violence.” Our law does not take its course every time these things happen, so it is time for the community to speak up and say enough is enough, ” say several community members.
In support of the family, several residents are scheduled to march to the Galeshewe Magistrate’s Court.
The girl was found dead after a week when she was reported missing. Her alleged killer promised to give her some money.