The body of 8 year old Tazne van Wyk, who went missing two weeks ago, has been found.
Tazne’s body was discovered in a stormwater pipe outside Worcester on Wednesday evening, Western Cape police confirmed.
A 54 year old suspect Moehydien Pangaker, who was arrested in Cradock in the Eastern Cape on Monday night, and transported back to Cape Town on a kidnapping charge, led detectives to the gruesome discovery late on Wednesday evening, said Brigadier Novela Potelwa.
She said Pangaker would be charged with murder and is expected to appear in the Goodwood Magistrate’s Court on Friday.
“As the investigation unfolds, the possibility of the suspect facing additional charges cannot be ruled out,” she said.
“Meanwhile, the parents of Tazne have just been informed of the discovery and they are receiving counselling.”
#RIPTazneVanWyk have been pouring in on Twitter. Here are some below:
FOUND: 8 year-old Tazne Van Wyk’s body has been discovered. Young girl is no longer alive.— Athi Mtongana (@Artii_M) February 20, 2020
Her parents have been informed of the discovery and they are receiving counselling.
Suspect, 54 years-old fled to the Eastern Cape but has been arrested. @Newzroom405 https://t.co/3W0qmrK1hG