Thursday, 24 June 2021

Thabong: A search by the police in Lejweleputswa district came to a sad end after the body of an 8 year-old Bokamoso Shabe was found.

Bokamoso who was last seen at Mantshebo Primary School in Jerusalem Park on 21 June 2021, at 13:30 and was reported abducted from the school.

Since she was reported missing, the Lejweleputswa district team consisting of various units, worked tirelessly searching for her.

On Thursday; 24 June 2021, the team came across a gruesome scene where her body was found.

This is after a visit to a suspected male’s house, who after being questioned, led the team to the scene in Riebeeckstad; Welkom.

The body was found wrapped up with duvet cover in an open field. She was still wearing her school uniform. A case of murder was opened for further investigation. The 46-year-old male was arrested.

The Police have also confirmed that two more suspects were arrested in this case, which brings the total number of arrested suspects to three.

A 34-year-old female, who was earlier brought in for questioning on Wednesday; 23 June 2021, has been added as the second suspect, while the third suspect, a 44-year-old woman, was arrested on Thursday evening.

All three suspects, one male and two females are expected to make their first appearance in the Welkom Magistrate’s Court on Monday; 28 June 2021 facing a charge of murder.

“Our condolences goes to the family of Bokamoso during these tiring times,” said the Provincial Commissioner, Lt General Baile Motswenyane.

“It is heart-breaking for any parent to lose a child, but it become more devastating to lose a child in this manner.” concluded the Provincial Commissioner.