Child murder case postponed

2014-01-24 22:38


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Johannesburg - A man accused of killing his one-year-old son appeared in the Galeshewe Magistrate's Court in Kimberley on Friday, the National Prosecuting Authority said.

The case was postponed to 24 February for further investigation, said Northern Cape NPA spokesperson Mashudu Malabi.

Sylvester Modise, 27, was arrested on 12 January after the burnt remains of his son were found in a trench in Galeshewe.

Police suspected that Modise reported him missing the day after the murder in an attempt to mislead them.

The toddler's mother raised questions after she told police she did not believe Modise's story about the boy going missing, said spokesperson Olebogeng Tawana at the time.

Tawana said the burnt body had been found wrapped in a towel.

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