Teen Arrested for Rape and Murder of a Minor in Durban

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According to reports, a 17-year-old boy has been arrested after the body of 11-year-old Amanda Mthembu was found in a Sugarcane field on Monday.

Amanda was last seen by her family on 14 June when she went missing, she was later found in the Sugarcane field in Dokodweni, Durban.

“The naked body of Amanda Mthembu was found by Gingindlovu police and the Umhlali K9 Unit in a sugarcane field in Dokodweni Reserve,” police spokesperson Colonel Thembeka Mbhele said.

In a post mortem, police found that the suspect had strangled Amanda and her body showed visible signs of rape.

The 17-year-old suspect was arrested on Thursday.