10-year-old girl found hanged on a tree

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By Tsundukani Zitha

SASELAMANI- Police in Saselamani outside Malamulele have opened an inquest docket after the body of a 10-year-old girl was found hanged onto a tree at her homestead, Nkovani village.

Limpopo police say the tragedy was discovered by the deceased ‘s friend on Sunday.

The traumatised child alerted the elders after seeing her friend swinging from a tree behind the house.

Constable Mienkie Ramakgoakgoa says the matter was reported to the Police and the Medical Emergency Services and upon their arrival, she was certified dead.

“The deceased was identified as Ntwisiso Tshabalala, a Grade 4 pupil at Tivoneleni primary school.

“The ten- year- old child dying under this circumstance, calls for everybody’s condemnation. We urge parents and guardians to look after their children and always be alert of their whereabouts.

“The cause of this tragic incident is not yet known but police investigations will reveal as they are ongoing,” concluded Ramakgoakgoa.