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Cops discover body of young girl in Mamelodi

Police have called on the community to offer leads after a little girl's body was found half naked in a river.

A case of murder is being investigated. Picture: Lauren Isaacs/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Government is urging the Mamelodi community to work with police to track down those responsible for the murder of an 8-year-old girl.

Her body was found in a river.

Police made the grim discovery on Sunday morning when they came across the child's body with her hands and legs tied together.

While investigations continue, the police's Lungelo Dlamini says they believed the girl was raped before she was killed.

"Her body was half naked. We believe she might have been raped, but we are still waiting on postmortem results. We appeal to members of the community who might know who killed this little girl to come forward."

A case of murder is being investigated.

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