JOHANNESBURG – Police have confirmed that a four-year-old girl has been found raped and murdered in Brakpan.
A group of volunteers helped the police to search for Jasmin Pretorius shortly after she was reported missing on Saturday.
The girl's uncle has been arrested.
Within 24 hours, the team that was searching for Jasmin found her raped and murdered under her own bed.
Missing Children SA’s Nicky Rheeder says a family member reported the girl missing on Saturday.
“We got a couple of volunteers together and the police did their investigation and we assisted with the search.”
The police’s Tsekiso Mofokeng says the child was found dead in her grandmother and uncle’s house.
“The missing case was converted to a kidnapping, but after the uncle was interviewed, the matter was converted to a murder case.”
The uncle will appear in court on Monday.