3 Kids found dead, Police hunt perpetrators
Media Statement by Limpopo Media Centre
South African Police Service
19 August 2012
POLOKWANE - The community of Naboomspruit woke to shocking news on Saturday morning after the bodies of three children were found between 9th Street and Constantia Resort.
The three children, two boys and a girl have been reported missing from Thursday after they failed to return to Montadi Youth Care Centre where they lived following social workers’ recommendations. They were last seen on Wednesday during the Dikobo Primary School’s march which demanded more teachers among other issues.
The bodies of Bafana Kekana (9), Hosea Richard Kekana (10) and Johana Kekana (12) were found by a passer-by who alerted the police. They were still wearing their school uniform and both their hands and feet were tied with shoelaces. They were gruesomely stoned to death and initial investigations have revealed that the girl was raped before she was killed. Heavy, blooded stones was found next to their bodies which were covered by a blanket and tree brunches.
The Provincial Commissioner of the Limpopo police Lieutenant General Simon Mpembe has expressed his anger and vowed that the police will stop at nothing to bring the murderer (s) to book. He said the police will cast their nets very wide to unlock all the doors in investigating these gruesome murders. “We will hunt the perpetrators day and night; we will follow all the leads and no stone will be left unturned”, said the fuming Mpembe who added that the police are not only hunting the suspects, but also working around the clock to uncover the motive for the killings.
The provincial commissioner also called upon the community of Naboomspruit to be remorseful and provide police with information which will help bring justice to the families of the deceased. Anyone with information concerning the gruesome killing of these children can
contact Investigating Officer Captain Samuel Chuene on 082 565 8299.
Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi @ 082 373 2408
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