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Machaka Radebe's body found near Phase 9


Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner Free State

KAGISANONG - A 16-year-old girl’s body was found by a passer-by in the morning at about 02:00, 04 December 2023 after she was reported missing less than two days ago.

The 16-year-old Machaka Radebe was last seen by her brother on Saturday, 02 December 2023 at about 12:00 midday. It is alleged that the siblings were both sleeping at home in Thakalekwala Street, Rocklands in Bloemfontein. When the brother woke up at 12:45, he went to look for his sister and noticed that she was not in her bedroom. He tried to call her but her mobile phone was answered by an unknown male demanding cash or his sister will die.

At about 02:00, Bloemspruit Police received information about the body of a female found on the field near Phase 9.  On arrival, police found the little girl with a stab wound in her back and was certified dead at the scene.

The suspect or suspects are still unknown thus far and police are appealing to anyone who might have information on the incident, to contact Colonel Bolsiek on 082 466 8530 or police Crime Stop 08600 10111 or submit an anonymous tip on the MySAPSApp.

Free State Provincial Commissioner Lieutenant General Baile Motswenyane has instructed the investigating team to work very hard to ensure they bring these ruthless criminals to book and to bring back Lesego Mamello Motaung and Lerato Masiu who are both still missing.


Brigadier Motantsi Makhele
082 466 7396