A seven-year-old girl has died in a Makhado hospital after she was raped and left for dead in a street, Limpopo police said on Sunday.
She died in the Elim Hospital on Saturday night, Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said in a statement.
Her grandmother had sent her to deliver keys to a man at his house in Hlanganani, near Malamulele. She failed to return. Two boys found her in the street, bleeding and unconscious.
"It was confirmed by the hospital that she was brutally raped. A post-mortem will be conducted soon to determine the cause of death."
A 32-year-old man was arrested after a car chase with police. He will appear in the Hlanaganani District Court soon.
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