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As the parent of a young daughter, I think I speak for everyone when I say that at this point any naysayers rejecting the return of the death penalty would be collecting their teeth off the floor were they to spout their liberal shite right now.
There is nothing that can make this right other than to kill the perpetrator. Nobody deserves to live who takes the life of a child, that's all there is to it.
Child’s body found in bushes.
A callous thug has taken the life of this bright-eyed little girl — after putting her through unspeakable agony.
The bloodied, half-naked body of three-year-old Ayola Adonis, known to her family and friends as ‘‘No Pinkie’’, was found dumped in a marshland near Ocean View, about 60km from Cape Town, at noon yesterday after an intensive police search.
There were blood stains on her thighs and police suspect the child had been sexually assaulted.
Ayola went missing on Sunday afternoon. Her grandmother last saw her playing with friends in a nearby park, according to Ocean View police spokesman Inspector Nkosikho Mzuku.
Albertina Adonis, Ayola’s maternal grandmother, who looked after her and her brother, Thando, 4, was devastated when The Times visited her in her small shack in Masiphumelele township — near the marsh — late yesterday afternoon. “My heart is broken,’’ she said. ‘
‘My daughter is still in school in the Eastern Cape. The children were staying with me. It’s not going good with me.” A colourful Winnie the Pooh birthday invitation, addressed to “No Pinkie’’, stuck on the fridge door in Adonis’s house, bore mute testimony to the tragedy. Mzuku told The Times that the police had arrested a suspect, an adult man, who lived in the neighbourhood.
“When we found the child, she was wearing only a pink T-shirt. She was also wearing pink trousers when she left home,” Mzuku said. “We found the body in the bushes of the wetlands in the township. It looks like the child was sexually assaulted. She had blood stains between her thighs. Her arms looked like they had been tied in front of her. We can’t say if she was strangled.”
Mzuku said Adonis had contacted the police at 7pm on Sunday to report the missing child. Police searched for her into the early morning. “The police co-ordinated a search until 2am and started again at 6am with the assistance of the dog unit. Caesar, one of the unit’s dogs, found the body.
We also had 80 community members helping us.”
“There are possible links to a suspect, but we are still following that information,” Mzuku said, adding that the suspect had not been charged. Shortly after the police left the family home yesterday, about 200 women from the township surrounded the girlfriend of the arrested man to question her.
The woman, who did not want to be identified, told community members: “I knocked on the door last night [Sunday] but he [the boyfriend] didn’t want to open it. I asked the police to go with me to his house. They knocked and when he opened, they asked him why he didn’t want to open. “They asked him if they could search his house and they found wet takkies hidden in his couch.
He said they were not his, but I told them they did belong to him. Then they arrested him.” Pamela Makhuphula, a neighbour and family friend, said the community was deeply shocked by the murder: “Albertina [the grandmother] was also very shocked. She didn’t sleep on Sunday. She screamed when she heard Ayola was found. She fainted and was taken to hospital. “It’s a shock for our community. Nobody can believe this happened. This place used to be the safest for children.”
Update: Dad sickened by toddler’s murder
The young father of slain three-year-old Ayola Adonis has been deeply traumatised by her savage killing.“I’m not alright, even now,’’ Sboleke Manba, a 24-year-old security guard, told The Times yesterday.