Neighbour held for child’s death

Cindy Preller

JUST hours after asking a Uitenhage family for sugar, a man aged 39 was arrested for the murder of a five-year- old girl.

As he was being taken away by the police, the man allegedly shouted out gloatingly that he had raped and stabbed the little girl and that it had been “nice”.

An emotional teenager who witnessed his arrest told yesterday how the man, who lives up the road from her home in Tambo Village, allegedly boasted about what he had done to the child, Catherine Jooste, as he was led away and put into the police van on Saturday night.

Warrant Officer Basil Seekoei said the man was expected to appear in the Uitenhage Magistrate’s Court today.


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