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Family of murdered Khayelitsha girl wants harsh sentence for her killer

Iyapha Yamile’s body was found near a relative’s home in a local informal settlement on Monday.

Police tape. Picture: SAPS.

CAPE TOWN – Family of slain a four-year-old Khayelitsha girl has called for the harshest possible sentence to be given to her killer.

Iyapha Yamile’s body was found near a relative’s home in a local informal settlement on Monday.

She was reported missing on Sunday. Four suspects have been arrested.

Her mother, Sindiswa Yamile says: “I’ll heal. They will never change it now, I might as well accept this now the way it is.”

Meanwhile, the Khayelitsha Development Forum says it’s disgusted by the murder of the four-year-old girl in the area.

The forum's Ndithini Thyido says: “We’re saying the community of Khayelitsha must self-mobilise itself to isolate these criminals from our area. We cannot condone in any form or any manner of speaking these types of incidents in our township.”