Stepdad arrested for allegedly kidnapping and murdering stepson

By Drum Digital
10 December 2015

A 31-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly kidnapping and killing his stepson

By Nomzamo Ngcobo

. The arrest was made by the Pinetown Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences units in KwaDabeka in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) last night.

The suspect was found hiding in his girlfriend’s house when he was arrested. On 28 November, Sphesihle Phewa’s mother left him and went away and when she came back, her 11-year-old son was missing.

A man who was collecting scrap metals in a dumping site found Sphesihle’s decomposing body on Tuesday 08 December. KZN provincial police commissioner, Lieutenant General Mmamonnye Ngobeni condemned the attack on the boy.

She said, “We hope that with the evidence that is in our possession, we will be able to present it in court and make sure that the suspect is convicted of the crimes he committed.” The suspect will appear in the Pinetown Magistrate’s court soon, he faces kidnapping and murder charges.

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