A 31-year-old woman has been arrested for allegedly murdering her daughter.
According to police spokesperson Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe, the officers arrested the perpetrator after they had received the reports about a woman assaulting her child in Ga-Makushane village, Limpopo.
The police officers appeared on the scene and found the body of the eight-year-old girl with multiple injuries.
The child was allegedly assaulted by her mother after accusing her of stealing money.
“It is believed that the mother ran away soon after the incident. A police search operation for her was launched, she was found and arrested at a hideout in the area,” Ngoepe stated.
The suspect is expected to appear in court.