Tazne van Wyk’s body was discovered along the N1 outside Worcester on Wednesday evening.
Tazne was reported missing almost two weeks ago by her parents, after she went to buy a ice lolly at a tuck shop metres away from her home in Connaught Estate in Ravensmead.
The 8-year-old’s body was found after her alleged kidnapper, Moyhdian Pangaker was arrested in Cradock this week. He directed the police to the crime scene.
Western Cape police spokesperson Brigadier Novela Potelwa said on Thursday: “An extensive investigation into the disappearance of 8-year-old Tazne van Wyk from her Ravensmead home almost two weeks ago has led Western Cape FCS detectives with crime intelligence to Cradock in the Eastern Cape, where they apprehended a suspect and the subsequent discovery of the child’s body late last night.”