Cape Town police say they can’t comment on reports that the main suspect in the murder of a Mitchells Plain girl has apparently confessed to the crime.

The body of a little girl believed to be that of missing six-year-old, Stacey Adams was discovered in a shallow grave across the road from her Eastridge home in Mitchells Plain over the weekend.

Police have arrested one man in connection with the grisly discovery after angry residents set fire to his home on Sunday.

On Monday; police minister, Bheki Cele was booed by the locals when he met with the Adams family.

SAPS spokesperson, Andre Traut says all they can confirm is that the suspect is due in court on Wednesday.

“The circumstances surrounding the case are still under investigation and the identity of the victim is yet to be confirmed,” says Traut.

Lucinda Evans, meanwhile, is with the shelter, Philisa Abafazi Bethu – and she stresses that there has to be a bigger focus on children’s safety, especially during the school holidays.

“We understand that parents need to work [but] parents have to do the necessary,” says Evans.