It’s now been more than three weeks since police launched an investigation into the murder of a four-year-old girl in Paarl.

And sadly, there hasn’t been much progress in the case.

Mia Botha’s body was found in a field in Paarl on the 25th of September.

Two days later, police said two suspects were arrested – but those suspects were then let go due to insufficient evidence.

That was the last update provided, and according to Kaylynn Palm from the civil rights organisation, Action Society, the silence is deafening.

“We are afraid that Mia’s case will follow the same route of little Chantelle Makwena, where absolutely nothing happened for years. We respect the police not being able to make public all the details about the investigation, but they should at least keep the community updated about what they are indeed doing to find Mia’s killers.”