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R50000 reward over girl's killing

By unknown | Mar 11, 2008 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

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KwaZulu-Natal police are offering a reward of R50000 for information that could lead to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the death of nine-year-old Nombuso Nhlangulela.

The girl's family has lashed out at Howick police station in Pietermaritzburg, that they had taken too long to react after the child was reported missing.

The child's father, Themba Nhlangulela, alleged that when he reported Nombuso missing, police refused to open a case. They allegedly told him to make sure she was "really missing".

Nombuso was found dead in bushes last week Monday, four days after she went missing. Her head was covered with a plastic bag, suggesting she might have been suffocated.

Postmortem results also indicated that she had been sexually molested.

She was a Grade 4 pupil at Howick West Primary School.

The incident has left residents at Merrivale shattered.

Police spokesman Henry Budhram said yesterday that police had questioned several people and released them after they could not be linked to the murder.

Budhram said police required the assistance of the community to help by providing any information they might have.

"We are offering a R50000 reward for any information that could lead to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrators," Budhram said.


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