A Pretoria school girl who stayed at home with an ear infection was stabbed to death and had her hands chopped off, Beeld newspaper reported on Friday.
The father of the 17-year-old Anika Smit found her naked body at their home at Theresa Park in northern Pretoria on Monday afternoon when he returned from work.
"When I saw the overturned chairs in the dining room, I knew something was wrong. I called her, but she did not answer," said Johan Smit (54).
Moments later he found his daughter's body in her bedroom.
"She was lying on the floor, without clothes. Both her hands were cut off and gone, they must have taken it with them.
"The police told me she was stabbed six times in the neck. They are investigating the possibility that she was raped," said Smit.
Police spokesperson Constable William Mahlaole said a post mortem would be conducted to find out if she was raped.
Smith lived alone with his daughter, who was a Grade 11 pupil at Hoerskool Gerrit Maritz in Pretoria.