CAPE TOWN – A woman has been charged with the murder of her six-year-old daughter Alexia Nyamadzawo, whose body was found dumped in a sugar-cane plantation in KwaZulu-Natal province earlier this week.
Fungai Nyamadzawo previously said that the girl had been taken from the back seat of her car on Sunday by unknown men.
She appealed for help in locating the child.
Ms Nyamadzawo said the kidnapping happened on a Durban road while she was driving over a speed hump.
The 42-year-old woman who is yet to plead, has also been charged with kidnapping, and defeating the ends of justice.
News of Alexia’s apparent kidnapping had sparked concern in South Africa, with many on social media showing their support for the family and praying that she would be found alive.
That concern has now turned to shock following the mother’s arrest.
Ms Nyamadzawo will remain in custody until her next court appearance on 10 June.
Alexia had started school this year.
SOURCE: BBC News