Two Western Cape communities are grieving, following the tragic discoveries of two missing children.
On Monday, four-year-old Tamia Botha was found on a school rugby field in Paarl — a day after she was reported missing.
Just a few hours prior to her discovery, police also found the body of an unknown boy – around 10-years-old – in a bush off Weltevreden Road, in Philippi.
According to reports, the boy’s hands and feet were bound and his eyes and mouth taped closed.
This was just a few days after the bodies of two young girls were found in Albertinia last week.
The police’s FC Van Wyk says police are investigating a murder in both cases.
“We’ve opened a murder case for investigation. Anyone with information on this incident is kindly requested to contact Crime Stop on 08600 10111.”
The Provincial Community Safety MEC, Reagan Allen, says he’s horrified by this turn of events and has urged residents to help police bring perpetrators to book.