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WC MEC condemns murder of Courtney Pieters (3)

The child's body was found at the weekend about a kilometer away from her Salberau home.

Three-year-old Courtney Pieters went missing last week, her body was discovered in a shallow grave on Saturday 13 May 2017. Picture: Kevin Brandt/EWN

CAPE TOWN - It's not yet clear when an Elsies River man will appear in court in connection with the murder of three-year-old Courtney Pieters.

The suspect was arrested on Sunday night.

The child's body was found at the weekend about a kilometer away from her Salberau home.

She was reported missing late last week.

Western Cape Social Development MEC Albert Fritz has condemned the killing.

"We're absolutely happy with the arrest of a suspect but we'd really like to continue our support of the family, in terms of trauma counselling and we'll support the community that is incredibly traumatised at this point in time."

WATCH: Elsies River community honours slain Courtney Pieters

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