Suspect in court for murder five months after Plett teen's disappearance

11:00 (GMT+2) Mon, 16 Sep 2019

A 56-year-old man has been arrested and charged with the murder of a 17-year-old girl in Plettenberg Bay

Police spokesperson, Captain Malcolm Pojie, says Sandisile Mona was reported missing in April this year after her grandmother returned home after a funeral and established she was not home.

Pojie says a search party was established but was later called off.

He says in August a passer-by who took his dog for a walk in Ladywood, discovered the remains of the young girl.

DNA samples proved to be a match to Mona.

He says the suspect was arrested last week and that the initial inquest docket was changed to a case of murder.

The suspect is making his first appearance in the Plettenberg Bay magistrates court on Monday.