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Hefty sentence imposed on father who killed his child

Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner Gauteng



PARKTOWN - The Gauteng Provincial Commissioner Lieutenant General Elias Mawela has welcomed the 25 years imprisonment imposed on a father who killed his three-year-old daughter. The sentence was handed down at Gauteng South High Court today, 15 September 2021

On 24 January 2017, the deceased, Siphesihle Ndlovu, was left by her grandmother with her father Musi Hlatshwayo to be taken to preschool. The father, aged 24, then killed his daughter and decapitated her. He threw the head into a stream and put the body on a tree tranch in Vosloorus. A missing child was reported with the police. The search was launched and the body was recovered after five days in an open veld. The police traced and arrested the father.

 "We congratulate the detective for the hardwork and thorough investigation that led to the successful conviction of the accused. The fight against crime committed to women and children remains on top of the Gauteng Police's list of priorities. We are pleased with this successful conviction and believe it will send a strong message to those who abuse children," said Lieutenant General Mawela.




Lieutenant Colonel Mavela Masondo

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