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Khayelitsha teen murder: Family disappointed with sloppy work from cops

The family say police only took the crime seriously after the deputy minister had visited the area.

19-year-old Sinoxolo Mafevuka's half naked body was found in a communal toilet in Khayelitsha after being raped. Picture:Siyabonga Sesant/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Relatives of murdered 19-year-old Sinoxolo Mafevuka, say they're disappointed with the way in which police have handled the investigation.

Yesterday, Deputy Police Minister Maggie Sotyu met with police officials in Khayelithsa to quiz them about their probe into the youth's rape and murder.

Mafevuka's body was found in a communal toilet last week.

It's a four minute walk from Mafevuka's house to the communal toilets in Khayelitsha's Town Two neighbourhood.

A big red cross marks the door of the toilet in which the 19-year-old's half-naked body was discovered.

Amid allegations of poor police work, her cousin Dan Mtana said investigators spoke to her family for the first time yesterday.

"Police didn't inform us about what happened and they took so long because Sinoxolo died last week, but they are only coming today because the minister is here."

Mtana says residents live in fear knowing his cousin's killer is still out there.

"It's not safe at all, it's now far dangerous to go there."

Mafevuka will be buried in the Eastern Cape next week.

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