TOP STORY: A Khayelitsha man has been arrested for the rape and murder of a five-year-old girl.

Police say the little girl went missing after playing at her grandmother’s home in Harare on Monday.

She left for home, but after a search hours later her body was found with stab wounds.

Police spokesperson, Noloyiso Rwexana says the 33-year-old suspect is in custody.

“Once he has been charged for murder and rape he will appear in the Khayelitsha Magistrates’ Court.

The SAPS management encourages the community to join hands with the police in protecting children from ruthless criminals who prey on them,” says Rwexana.