Missing Bokamoso Shabe found dead

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Bokamoso Shabe,8, kidnapped from school found dead in field

Bokamoso Shabe (8) was found dead by police wrapped up with duvet cover in an open field. She was still wearing her school uniform.

Missing Bokamoso Shabe found dead

Photo: SAPS

The search for the kidnapped 8-year-old Bokamoso Shabe, who was abducted from her school earlier this week ended tragically when her little body was found in a field on Thursday.


The body of Bokamoso Shabe was found wrapped up with duvet cover in an open field. She was still wearing her school uniform.

Brigadier Motantsi Makhele said police found her body on Thursday, 24 June 2021, at about 14:30.

“The team came across a gruesome scene where the body o Bokamoso was found.

“This is after a visit to a suspected male’s house, who after being questioned, led the team to the scene in Riebeeckstad, Welkom.”


Makhele said a 46-year-old male was arrested.

“The man is expected to be charged with murder and will appear in Welkom Magistrate’s Court soon. Additional arrests are expected.”

A case of murder was opened for further investigation.

Bokamoso who was last seen at Mantshebo Primary School in Jerusalem Park on 21 June 2021, at 13:30, was reported abducted from the school.

Bokamoso’s grandmother received a telephone call at 15:00 from a man, who identified himself as Aubrey, who demanded R50 000 in ransom and threatened to kill Bokamoso if the money was not paid.

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“This morning [Tuesday, 22 June] at 08:45, the grandmother received a call again from where a woman by the name of Nthabeleng also demanded R50 000 in cash for the safe return of the child,” said Makhele.

“Since she was reported missing, the Lejweleputswa district team consisting of various units worked tirelessly searching for Bokamoso.”

“Our condolences goes to the family of Bokamoso during these tiring times, said the Provincial Commissioner, Lt General Baile Motswenyane.

“It’s heart-breaking for any parent to lose a child, but it become more devastating to lose a child in this manner,” concluded the Provincial Commissioner.