Community and police joined hands against the brutal murder and rape of a 15 year old girl in Motherwell.
This follows after the body of 15 year old Ntombikayise Socenywa was found on Saturday, 10 February 2018 at 13:00. Her naked body was found wrapped in plastic in a drain in an open field in NU5, Motherwell. A post mortem revealed that she was raped and strangled.
On Wednesday 14 February 2018, two male suspects aged 21 and 22 were arrested at 14:00.
On 17 February 2018, at 09:00, community members, police members of Motherwell SAPS, Community Police Forum members, local pastors and youth forums joined hands in a public outcry against crime incidents like these.
A march was conducted from the Motherwell Police Station to the crime scene where prayers and public speeches were conducted. Afterwards, the group of about 200 gathered in front of the Motherwell Magistrates’ Court in an appeal to the court to take note of the public feeling towards these crimes.
Both suspects appeared before the Motherwell Magistrates’ Court today and will remain in custody.
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