Gauteng MEC for  Community Safety, Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane, says three police officers in Mamelodi West, outside Pretoria, will be served with suspension letters on Monday, following their alleged mishandling of Katlego Joja’s missing case.

Nkosi-Malobane visited the community of Mamelodi on Saturday as part of enhancing community policing relations. She says they will also redeploy two senior police managers to other stations, as a sign of their unethical conduct in their handling of this case.

Nkosi-Malobane was accompanied to the area by the Head of Department, Yoliswa Makhasi, and local leadership.

Katlego “Katli” Joja went missing on May 3 while playing at her Mamelodi West home.

Her mother thought she was in the outside room with her grandmother, while the grandmother thought she was in the main house.

Her body was discovered in the neighbourhood after a couple of days.

Joja was autistic and could not speak.