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Eastridge shallow grave: Minister to visit family where child corpse was found

25 June 2018

The Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Adv. Albert Fritz, will visit the Eastridge (Mitchells Plain) home where a six-year-old girl was reported missing over the weekend.

 

In a tragic twist, a body of what is believed to be a child was found on Sunday, concealed in a shallow grave near a wendy house on the yard.

 

It is yet to be determined if the body could be that of the missing child.

 

The Minister will be accompanied by the Provincial Finance Minister, Dr. Ivan Meyer, and Member of Parliament, Bridgette Masango, to show support for the family.

 

We are calling on our partners, the South African Police Services (SAPS), to investigate this case thoroughly, and bring the perpetrator(s) to book.

 

Social workers from our Mitchells Plain local office have been rendering trauma counselling to the family, and will continue to support the home through this difficult time.

 

Members of the public with information which can lead to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrator(s) can contact the SAPS crime stop on 10111, or the DSD hotline on 0800 220 250.

Media Enquiries: 

Sihle Ngobese

Spokesperson for Albert Fritz, Minister of Social Development

Western Cape Government

 

7th floor, 14 Queen Victoria Street, Cape Town, 8000

 

Tel : (021) 483 9217

Cell :  076 083 6543

Email : Sihle.Ngobese@westerncape.gov.za