Soweto dad arrested for son's death

By Drum Digital
11 December 2012

The father of a boy found dead in a dustbin in Soweto has been arrested for the murder, police said on Tuesday.

The boy, 11, from Jabavu, had been missing for a week, but was found face-down in a dustbin on Saturday night, Warrant Officer Kay Makhubela said.

"Yesterday we reconstructed the crime scene and some clues were found."

Blood was found on the father's clothing and next to the dustbin. The boy's neck and both legs had been broken.

"That led us to change the case from inquest to murder."

The man, 47, was arrested and had been detained at the Moroka police station. He would appear in the Protea Magistrate's Court on Thursday.


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