Man arrested for allegedly raping, killing child

A man has been arrested after he allegedly raped and killed a 10-year-old girl in the Kei bridge area, in the Eastern Cape on Sunday.

The victim was reportedly playing with her friends at a home where a traditional ceremony took place.

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Her grandmother was with her but left her to continue playing.

The police’s Jackson Manatha said the family realized that the girl was missing when her sister went to fetch her.

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“A missing person profile was then reported to the police and a search was done by both the police and the community. The young girl was found in an unused house already dead; she is believed to have been raped before she was killed.”

The suspect is set to appear in court on Wednesday.