Initiate’s body found in shallow grave: 5 held

2013-06-26 17:50

Five people have been arrested in connection with the death of an initiate whose burnt body was found in a shallow grave.

“The 19-year-old Lesego Cassias Goliath joined an initiation school at Doorenpan in the Ventersdorp district on June 12,” said the police’s Lieutenant Colonel Lesego Metsi.

“It is alleged that between the time he joined the initiation school and June 24, the deceased was brutally assaulted by the initiation school’s principal, and he subsequently died.”

The principal and four boys allegedly burnt Goliath’s body and buried his body at a municipal dumping side. Police and sniffer dogs found his remains in a field not far from the initiation school.

The principal, aged 32, and his four accomplices, aged between 17 and 21, were expected to appear in the Ventersdorp Magistrates’ Court soon on murder charges.

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