The Western Cape Legislature wants to know what plans the police are putting in place to address child murders.

The South African Police Service’s management has been called to appear before the Standing Committee on Community Safety.

At least four children were killed in the Western Cape in the past week.

One of the victims was 4-year-old Tamia Botha from Paarl.

Her body was found in a field near her home a day after she had gone missing.

Initially, two suspects were arrested but the Paarl East Community Policing Forum says the National Prosecuting Authority, has referred the matter back to the police, for further investigation.

The DA’s Gillion Bosman says the killings must stop.

“There is no doubt that there is a strong correlation between the under-resourcing of SAPS and the increase of crime in our communities. This is no different when it comes to the safety of our children. In the face of incapacitated crime fighting, we need to make use of innovative solutions to protect our children”.