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‘Barbaric and heartless’ Six-year-old girl found beheaded in KwaZulu-Natal

Nonhlanhla Khoza, MEC for Social Development in KwaZulu-Natal, has urged for the full force of the law to be used after a six-year-old girl was discovered decapitated in a community near Estcourt. According to Khoza, a 20-year-old suspect got involved in a fight with the child's uncle moments before the heinous murder.

He reportedly left the house and returned in secrecy, entering the rondavel where the youngster was sleeping. Then after that he was seen running out of the rondavel out with a bloody plastic bag that was dripping blood all over. Family members discovered the horrible murder scene after discovering her corpse with the head gone, according to Khoza. The event took place at KwaSobalili community, Ntabamhlophe, Estcourt, Midlands. On Saturday, members of the neighborhood discovered the small girl's head near the river.

The culprit was apprehended and will appear in the Estcourt magistrate's court this week. "We condemn this cruel criminal's horrific crime of murdering an innocent kid in the harshest terms imaginable. The horrible circumstances of this case, in which the child's head is reported to have been detached from the body, indicate that the suspect premeditated his crime. Whatever conflict there may have been between the adults, the child was never engaged. It's heartbreaking that the youngster struggled and died in this way," police spokesperson remarked.

Khoza stated that a team of social workers provided psychological help to the family and would continue to do so till the family can deal with their painful experience. The team will also go to the little girl's school to counsel the instructors and students. "Our province has a lot of ruthless criminals, and we don't know where this level of rage that causes adults to abuse children and women so viciously comes from. We have a lot of women and children who have been murdered. In some situations, the perpetrators are never located," she explained.

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