Cape Town – The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said that 17-year-old Amahle Quku’s alleged killer could face more charges.
The teenage girl was found murdered in the Siyahlala informal settlement in Philippi on Saturday.
Quku’s killer, who is from the same area, was apprehended soon thereafter and made a brief appearance in the Wynberg Magistrates Court on Tuesday.
The 25-year-old Leonard Mzingeli faces a charge of murder but it is still being investigated whether the teenage girl was raped. He made his first appearance in court yesterday.
The accused will remain behind bars and is expected to apply for bail on July 7. He lived in the same community as the deceased.
Angry Philippi residents went to court yesterday when the 25-year-old made his appearance.
Zuko Mndayi of the South African Youth Council said they had met with the victim’s family and another organisation had come onboard to make counseling services available to the family.
Flowers have been placed in the street where Quku’s naked body was found.