South African man arrested for the murder of his ex-girlfriend’s 7-year-old daughter


A man has been arrested in South Africa for the murder of his ex-girlfriend’s 7-year-old daughter, Samogelo Mokhele.

It was gathered that Samogelo’s mother had left her daughter sleeping around 11.30am on March 11, 2021, when she went to the shop.

On her return, she found her daughter not around, she started searching for her and went to her ex boyfriend’s place where no one was found. She asked around and one of her neighbours told her that Samkelo was seen with her ex boyfriend at around 12pm.

She proceeded to open a Missing Person (Child) case at Rabie Ridge Police Station.

SAPS Spokesperson, St Dipelelo Moremi, who confirmed the arrest on Monday, March 15, said the police searched the suspect’s home and discovered the lifeless body of the girl in his wardrobe.

“The missing person enquiry was completed and a preliminary investigation conducted. Upon searching the place, the body of the missing child (Samogelo Mokhele) was discovered in the wardrobe and the necessary role players were contacted but the suspect was not found,” he stated.

“In the following morning (12 March) VISPOL Commander Lt Colonel Mashalane and other members went for a search and the suspect was arrested at a hideout. A knife with blood was also found on his possession.”

The suspect is in custody at the Rabie Ridge Police Station.

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