8-year-old Tazne van Wyk laid to rest
The funeral of 8-year-old Tazne van Wyk was held on Saturday, 29 February, at Moddderdam Cemetery in Belhar.
Myriads of people attended the funeral to bid farewell to the little girl.
Van Wyk was murdered and found in a storm water drain near Worcester after being kidnapped from her home in Elsies River
The funeral started with a private viewing at the family home before the procession left for the Goodwood Uniting Reformed Church. Extra chairs and TV equipment were put up outside the church to accommodate all the mourners.
Dignitaries such as the police minister, General Bheki Cele; Deputy Minister of Women, Youth and People with Disabilities, Hlengiwe Mkhize; and Cape Town mayor, Dan Plato; along with Western Cape MEC for Health Dr. Nomafrench Mbombo, were in attendance.
Minister Cele said the criminal justice system had failed the young murder victim. Cele added that government needed to relook the country's laws.
The man accused of kidnapping and murdering the child, 54-year-old Moyhadien Pangarker, appeared briefly in the Goodwood Magistrates Court on 21 February 2020. Pangarker is alleged to have committed the crime while out on parole. His case has been postponed until 17 of April.
Done By: Mitchum George