As Women’s Month ended, a life sentence of grief began for a Kraaifontein mother.
Her daughter, Previledge Mabvongwe, 9, from Bloekombos was found dead near an illegal dumping site in Sam Jokozela last Thursday.
According to the Cape Times, the girl’s mother was hospitalised in a state of shock after learning of her daughter’s death.
A flyer issued by the Pink Ladies organisation said Previledge had gone missing on Monday August 27 – last seen dropped near her house, returning from school at about 4pm. But she never made it home.
A passer-by found the Grade 3 Scottsville Primary School pupil’s body at about 8.30am on Thursday August 30. The child was still in her school uniform.
Later that same day, at about 5pm, the body of two-year-old Oyingcwele Zokufa, who had gone missing on Sunday August 26, was dug up from a shallow grave, near the Mission Station on the N2, in Philippi.
Provincial SAPS spokeswoman Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana said police were investigating cases of murder and abduction.
She said a 32-year-old man had been arrested for the little boy’s murder.
Previledge’s heartbroken uncle, Richard Mabvongwe, told the Cape Times that the family was trying to remain strong
for her parents, especially her mother who had been admitted to hospital.
Kraaifontein Community Policing Forum spokesman Clement Solomons said: “The CPF does not have information around this matter. We were only informed about her disappearance a day before her body was found.”