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Police have arrested a 34-year-old man in connection with the murder of a 4-year-old girl in Huhudi, near Vryburg in the North West.

The man, identified only as Tebiso is due to appear in court today.

The body of Nomthandazo Talakase-the victim, was found last week in bushes near the Monoto Mosetlha informal settlement in Huhudi. She was discovered when a boy who had gone hunting came across her dead body. Her body was not found complete as her left hand was missing.

According to police spokesperson Colonel Sabata Mokgwabone, the man was arrested on Sunday following a tip off.

He was expected to appear in the Vryburg Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday.