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POLICE OPEN INQUEST DOCKET AFTER THE BODIES OF RAPHASHA SIBLINGS WERE FOUND IN THE BUSHES: POLOKWANE
2021/09/15      |  Written By:  Brigadier M Mojapelo   |   Province:  Limpopo

POLOKWANE - The bodies of Kamogelo Raphasha aged 7 years and her younger sister Tshegofatso Raphasha aged 5 were this evening, Tuesday 14 September 2021 at about 18h00 found by a passerby in the graze camp next to gaMashalane village.

The two sisters went missing on Monday 23 August 2021 at Marobjane village under Senwabarwana policing area after they were reportedly last seen walking with their aunt whom is said to be mentally challenged.

The bodies were found lying next to one another in the bush and were already in a state of decomposition.

The Provincial Commissioner of Police in Limpopo Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe is saddened by this incident but has thanked all role players, the police and members of the community for the efforts displayed during the frantic search of these siblings.

“What remains now is to determine whether any individual could be held responsible for the deaths of these children. The police will now open an inquest docket to probe the circumstances that led to this sorrowful incident. We urge community members in the area to remain calm and give the investigations space to unfold unhindered,” concluded Lieutenant General Hadebe.

The post mortem will be conducted to determine the cause of death. Police investigations are continuing.