Police in Hlogotlou have arrested a Mozambican couple following the death of an eight-year-old female child in Mogaung village, Sekhukhune District on Wednesday.
The victim was reportedly staying with her 31-year-old stepmother and biological father, 35, in an alleged abusive situation.
Limpopo police spokesperson, Colonel Malesela Ledwaba, said it is reported that a good Samaritan approached the family after suspicions of a serious incident involving the victim.
‘’Through intelligence gathered, it was found that the victim was seriously injured from being physically assaulted,’’ said Col. Ledwaba.
According to Col. Ledwaba, it is reported that members of the community sought medical assistance, and the victim was rushed to the nearest hospital by ambulance, but sadly succumbed to her injuries.
He said police are investigating a case of murder, with two counts of a violation of the immigration act against the couple.
The suspects are due to appear before Nebo Magistrate’s Court on Friday.
Col. Ledwaba said that police investigations are continuing.