Residents outside Tzaneen fear for their lives following the rape, murder of toddler

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Residents of Nwamitwa village outside Tzaneen in Limpopo say they fear for the safety of their children, after a two-year-old girl was raped and murdered.

Police discovered the body of Nhlayiseko Ngobeni in a nearby bush on Thursday afternoon. She was abducted at her mother’s boyfriend’s place in the same area.

No one has been arrested for the murder. These community members say they are concerned.

“What happened here is bad. We were called as neighbors after the child went missing, we tried to assist in searching for the child but she was found dead. As parents ourselves, we are scared for our children as this might also happen to our kids.”

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Meanwhile, in the Western Cape Police have launched an investigation into an incident in which the bodyguard of the Western Cape Minister of Community Safety and Police Oversight, Reagen Allen, has shot and wounded himself.

The incident happened in Elsies River yesterday when the bodyguard, was attending the funeral service of a law enforcement officer, Alessandro Heynes.

Allen has expressed his shock at the incident.

“I can confirm that the shooting incident that occurred at the United Reformed Church in Halt Road, Elsies River involved my personal protector. I am deeply shocked and hurt by what transpired. I would like to wish the officer a speedy recovery. I hope that we will be able to get to the bottom of why this occurred in the soonest possible time.”