Sanelisiwe Mhlongo murder suspect in court today

Sanelisiwe Mhlongo murder suspect in court today

Community members from KwaMashu say they'll respond to the murder of four-year-old Sanelisiwe Mhlongo - with a show of strength on Thursday. 

Sanelisiwe Mhlongo

A local resident, Zinhle Cele says they'll be gathering outside the Ntuzuma Magistrate's Court, to demand no bail for the murder accused - a 15-year-old boy who's also related to little Sanelisiwe. 

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"That perpetrator once he is arrested, he must not be given bail and secondly we are asking police to do their best when dealing with cases of gender-based violence."  

"We are pleading with the Department of Justice and with the police to do their utmost to defend women on  the community." 

The child was found a day after she went missing last Wednesday, her little body punctured with stab wounds. 

The KwaMashu community's also incensed by the recent murders of two women. 

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