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iafrica.com 3 more child death cases in the Western Cape

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The Western Cape High Court will on Friday hear three child killing cases.

Over 20 youths below the age of 16, most of them girls, have been killed in the Western Cape this year so far with other cases of young adult deaths having plagued the province in the first half of the year.

Six-month-old Zahnia Woodward died after she was struck by a stray bullet in Ocean View in December.

Her father, who was carrying her in his arms at the time of the shooting, was also wounded.

Six accused will appear in the dock today in connection with the little girl’s death.

Andrew Plaatjies is appearing in the same court for the murder of 13-year-old Rene Roman in Lavender Hill.
Her body was found 11 days after her disappearance in March.

At the same time, Randy Tango will make his first appearance in the High Court for allegedly killing 11-year-old Stacha Arendse in Mitchells Plain, also in March.

The issue of safety surrounding small children in certain suburbs and regions has grown to occupy top priority in some police and social work offices.


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