Bokgabo Poo, 4, who vanished from Wattville, Benoni, last week, has been identified as dead.
Johannes Sibiya, the young girl’s stepfather, who had raised her since she was a newborn, told News24 that police had shown up at the family home on Saturday with a photo of the clothing the child had been wearing when she vanished.
“The police showed up with a picture of the outfit Bokgabo was wearing on that day. The body was identified at Springs Mortuary, where they transported us”.
Sibiya stated, “They brought her mother and grandma into the mortuary and were able to positively identify her.”
It is identical to Bokgabo in every way. He declared, “She is dead. “The family is struggling, particularly the mother. It breaks our hearts to know that our daughter died a horrific death.
Bokgabo Poo’s father attacked the man accused of killing his four-year-old daughter while he was on trial.
Ntokozo Zikhali, 30, is accused of kidnapping, raping, and killing the young victim.
Poo’s body was discovered last week near Tamboville, dismembered.
Zikhali entered the crowded courtroom at the Benoni Magistrates Court, where the relatives of Bokgabo Poo, locals, and leaders of political parties were seated.
When Poo’s father leaped from his seat to seize Zikhali, the proceedings were almost over and a potential date of October 24 had been provided for the postponement of the bail application.
Before the case could be continued, the courtroom was cleared out.
After profiling, Zikhali will return to court the following week to request bail.