Suspected Limpopo child murderer in court

2017-05-08 12:38


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Polokwane – The trial of a Limpopo man who allegedly killed his ex-girlfriend's son and dumped the boy's body in a bush is set to start on Monday in the Limpopo High Court.

Jimmy Makhubele was arrested in May after he allegedly killed Katlego Lesenya in May last year.

It is alleged that he kidnapped Lesenya who was playing soccer with his peers, and made calls to the boy's mother about their broken relationship.

At the time, residents blamed police for the boy's murder because of their apparent slow response in tracking down Lesenya and arresting Makhubele.

They alleged that after Makhubele made calls and promised to return the boy, police relaxed and failed to track his movements.

Makhubele apparently repeatedly told police that he would bring the boy back.

However, he failed to show up for more than three days and Lesenya's family escalated their grievances and approached senior police management in the province.

Lesenya's body was later found dumped in bushes near Lephalale.

Makhubele allegedly led police to the scene hours after he was arrested.

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