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The brutal rape and killing of a 14 year old Sphiwe Sibeko has put the restive state on the edge. On Thursday April 02, a grade 9 pupil at Aurora Girls high went missing after failing to return home from a spaza shop. It is alleged that Sphiwe was lured to a nearby bush in Emndeni Extension 2,where she was subjected to horrific levels of violence before being dumped off.
The abduction and killing of the child comes at a time when the country has imposed a 21-day nation lockdown as one of the measures to curb covid-19. As news of the monstrous crime spread, Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi visited Simphiwe’s family on Monday 6th of April in Dobsonville to convey his condolences. Lesufi said, the family will be provided with answers. “We will use our might as a state to speak to law enforcement agency, to dig dipper on this matter, we can’t have a person murdered like this and its business as usual”, added Lesufi.
Lesufi further said the department of education will provide all burial support to the grieving family. An emotional Sphiwe’s grandmother, Joyce Sibeko, reconstructed events leading to her granddaughter’s untimely demise, according to her at around 5pm Simphiwe went to buy snacks at a nearby tuck shop, unfortunately that was the last time she was seen alive. Sphiwe’s life fell as quickly as it rose, thus far a 22 year old suspect has been arrested.
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