WC Social Development Dept condemns murder of Kaithlyn Wilson

Western Cape Social Development MEC Albert Fritz says he’s concerned about the climbing number of child murders in the province.

Kaithlyn Wilson. Picture: Pink Ladies

CAPE TOWN - Western Cape Social Development MEC Albert Fritz says he’s concerned about the climbing number of child murders in the province.

More than 20 children have been killed across the Cape this year.

In the latest tragedy, five-year-old Kaithlyn Wilson’s body was found dumped on a farm in Riebeek West, just hours after she was reported missing on Sunday.

Two men have been arrested, with the help of the community, and are due to appear in the Malmesbury Magistrates Court on Wednesday.

Fritz’s spokesperson Sihle Ngobese says, “The department condemns the murder of Kaithlyn Wilson in the strongest terms possible. This is a tragic start to women’s month and shines a spotlight on the dangers faced by women and children in the Western Cape.

“The department has sent social workers to make contact with the family.”