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Girl's body found in Uniondale

Shafeeka Baartman's legs were bound and a scarf was tied around her neck.

Police arrested a 31-year-old man in connection to the murder,rape and abduction of an eight -year-old girl in Uniondale on Suanday. Picture: SAPS

CAPE TOWN - The body of an eight-year-old girl has been found in Uniondale in the Southern Cape.

Shafeeka Baartman's legs were bound and a scarf was tied around her neck.

It is believed she was raped before she was killed.

The police's Bernadine Steyn says a suspect has been detained.

"Members attached to the Attaqua K9 unit have arrested a 31-year-old man in connection with the murder, rape and abduction of an eight-year-old girl in Uniondale."

The incident has taken place on the eve of the 13th annual 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children campaign which begins on Monday.

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