The South African Police Service in Kakamas confirms that the body of the child, found on 21 November 2022 in a veld near Alheit, Kakamas, is that of 5-year-old Shane Basson who was reported missing on 5 November 2022.
Preliminary investigations indicate that the girl was allegedly murdered on 4 November 2022 during the afternoon.
On 21 November 2022 at 20:00, a 37-year-old male was arrested at his house in Alheit Kakamas by detectives from Kakamas SAPS.
The suspect will appear in the Kakamas Magistrate’s Court soon on a charge of murder.
Police investigations are continuing and a post mortem will be conducted to determine the cause of death.