A 17-year-old allegedly raped and strangled a girl after she turned down his proposal.
The boy was arrested on Wednesday after the family of the victim failed to find her.
According to the Mpumalanga police spokesperson Brigadier Leonard Hlathi, the family started the search a day later.
The suspect told the police that the victim was last seen with an unknown man but after interrogation, he allegedly changed his mind and told officers that the girl was murdered.
It is reported that the suspect has buried the body in Pienaar.
The rapist was arrested and charged.