Anger mounts after discovery of child's body
Five-year-old Madira Selota’s body was found today in the Phomolong township after she went missing on Sunday.
JOHANNESBURG - Police have urged members of the public to not take the law into their own hands after the body of a five-year-girl was found in the Phomolong township earlier today.
Madira Selota was reported missing on Sunday after she was sent to a local store by her parents.
Selota's body was discovered by passer-by who works in the area. Authorities say the little girl's body was found in a decomposing state with damage to her eyes and mouth.
The police's Vincent Leshabane says a post-mortem report is yet to determine the cause of death
Community members in Phomolong say they are tired of senseless killings following Selota's murder.
A community member says it's heartbreaking.
"We are so sad and disappointed because this is not the first time and there are many people who are dying like this."
A case of murder has been opened.
Selota is the latest child to fall victim to crime over the past six weeks.
Three-year-old Luke Tibbetts was shot in the head by a stray bullet while sitting on his mother's lap at the back of a vehicle transporting them in Westbury last month in a suspected gang-related incident.
He died in hospital six days later.
Tibbetts's death came just three weeks after the death of four-year-old Taegrin Morris who was killed in a hijacking in Boksburg after he was dragged behind his parents' hijacked car.