The mother of a 9-year-old girl appeared in the Vanderbijlpark Magistrate’s Court on Monday after she was arrested for her daughter’s murder.

Soniya Koekemoer’s lawyer Francois de Kock told 90.6 FM Stereo News that Koekemoer, 34, had confessed to the murder of Michelle, 9. She spent the weekend in jail after being arrested on Friday.


Michelle was found dead in her bed on June 9, Vaal Weekblad reported. She had been strangled.




Koekemoer said she had woken up that morning with a rope around her own neck. She went to Michelle’s bedroom where she found the girl’s lifeless body and called for help.

Koekemoer remains in custody and will appear in court again on Thursday for a formal confession.

According to De Kock, Koekemoer wants to get the court case over with as soon as possible.


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