‘I have never seen such a gruesome attack on a child’

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‘I have never seen such a gruesome attack on a child’

The IO in the rape and murder of Delvina Europa, six, was so traumatised he ‘would have shot that man dead’

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Children don’t play on the streets in the small Overberg town of Elim, formerly a Moravian mission station at the southern tip of Africa. It was shocked to its core when a predator pounced and, in an act of unspeakable brutality, snuffed the life of six-year-old Delvina Europa.

On Wednesday, Reagan Zietsman told the Western Cape High Court in Bredasdorp how remorseful he was and that in pleading guilty he had saved the court and state time. 

This is according to National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) spokesperson Eric Ntabazalila, who sat in on proceedings this week. He said Zietsman asked the court to sentence him to one life term...

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