Tazne van Wyk (8) of Elsies River in Cape Town’s body was found in a stormwater drain near a gas station off the N1 outside Worcester on Wednesday evening.
This was after her suspected kidnapper, Moyhdine Pangarker, 54, pointed the spot to police.
He was sought as someone who could help with the investigation since Little Tazne went missing on February 7.
Police revealed Thursday morning that her body was hidden in a drain, it has been determined that the stormwater drain was near the Mosh gas station in the Bergsig area, about 4 km outside the town.
Workers at the gas station explained that the stormwater pipe runs through the main road and is about 100 m from the gas station in the direction of De Doorns.
Albert Fritz, community safety MEC in the Western Cape, said Thursday morning that his heart was heavy after finding out Tazne was killed.
“I want to convey my sincere condolences to Tazne van Wyk’s family. They are going through a time of uncertainty and pain. No parent should have to endure the loss of his child. “
He confirmed a counselor was sent to support Tazne’s parents, Terrence Manuel, 31, and Carmen van Wyk, 28.
He also indicated his department would monitor the progress of the case to ensure that it was not scrapped due to defects in the investigation of the court role.
Pangarker was arrested in Cradock, Eastern Cape, on Tuesday in connection with an outstanding warrant issued after breaking his parole conditions of a previous offense.
“The suspect was further questioned by police and he said Van Wyk’s body was in Worcester. He pointed the spot to the police on Wednesday night, ”says Potelwa.
Pangarker, who lived near Van Wyk police, is now charged with murder and will appear in Goodwood Magistrate’s Court on Friday. “
Pangarker is brought to Cape Town today.
Tazne disappeared after she was sent to a home shop near her parents’ apartment in Clare Street, Connaught Estate, Elsies River.