NW youngster homicide suspect stay in custody

The case against a 26-year-old northwest suspect arrested in connection with the murder of a 4-year-old girl has been postponed to May 31 for legal representation.

Johannes Bafana Mans, 26, appeared in Kgomotso District Court on Monday and was charged with rape and murder after being arrested in bushes in Kgomotso last week after the naked body and clothes of 4-year-old Tshimologo Lotshabeng were discovered in Kgomotso village near Taung.

OFM News previously reported that the suspect was allegedly a colleague and one of the people who escorted Tshimologo’s mother from a local tavern to her friend’s house – where she slept. The suspect allegedly waited for the mother to fall asleep, then abducted her daughter and took her to the nearby bushes, where he allegedly raped and murdered her.

Mans remains in custody until his next appearance in court. Police spokeswoman Amanda Funani has now confirmed that the investigation will continue.

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