Community hangs man after boy, 3, brutally killed

2015-10-19 21:44
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Polokwane - Limpopo police are investigating two cases of murder after a man was hanged for the death of a 3-year-old boy in Eldorado outside Polokwane.

According to police Frederick Makeke, 3, was killed and had his head and private parts cut off on Monday.

Police spokesperson Colonel Ronel Otto said: "The community accused a man... who was hired to work on the roof of the family's house... and assaulted him before hanging him." The man died as a result of the attack.

No arrests have yet been made and investigations into both murders are continuing.

The incident happened at the house of the boy's grandparents.

Otto said the boy and another child was apparently sleeping on the veranda when he was allegedly taken to another house on the same property.

"It was only when the uncle of the boy returned from work during lunch that it was found that the boy was missing. His body was found on a bed in a bedroom of the house."

The community gathered and allegedly accused the unknown man before assaulting and hanging him.

Otto said they had not ruled out muthi as a motive for the murder.

The investigation continues.

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