Dad held for death of boy found in bin

2012-12-11 17:40

Johannesburg - 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, police spokesperson Kay Makhubela said.

"Yesterday we reconstructed the crime scene and uncovered some clues."

Blood was found on the father's clothing and next to the dustbin. The boy's neck and 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.

  • lulama - 2012-12-11 17:54

    How can a father do this to his own child? If he is guilty hope he rots in jail.

      zithelozeeyonce.mnguni - 2012-12-12 09:31

      And to think all condolences were flowing in his direction!

  • shirley.steenkamp - 2012-12-11 18:01

    Im speechless! These horrific crimes yet NO DEATH penalty! Rid the world of the un human monsters!

  • jman.maluleke - 2012-12-11 18:05

    I heard thé boy was found dead in a dustbin after reported missing for a week. As much as I know Soweto dustbin rubbish are collected weekly and you cannot go for a day or two without opening a dustbin. He must explain...

  • audrey.gono.3 - 2012-12-11 18:29

    the blood of an innocent kid will not just be shed 4 free,hope the law will quickly take its course against this evil dad

  • aroka.murombe - 2012-12-11 18:30

    Ha I thought as much ayeye... And please go and do that reconstruction around zuma surely you'll come up with something....

  • Dereck - 2012-12-11 18:30

    @jman Are you a idiot? who cares when the bins get emptied, the kid was found in a bin in the garage, and even if the dad is a fruitcake he would not be so stupid as to put in the street for collection. Besides he should be dealt with "internally"

  • arnox.hlungwane - 2012-12-11 18:31

    He didnt sleep home the night his son went missing......he is heartless if he really is guilty.

  • mkrune - 2012-12-11 18:40

    I wonder what could he have done for him to be killed by his father, as alleged, that way. ¤smh¤

      michael.i.wright - 2012-12-11 19:43


      marjorie.smith.92 - 2012-12-11 19:49

      May this young boys soul rest in peace. No matter what he did. He did not deserve to die in this horrific brutal manner. OMG by his own father !!! What next ? Bring back the death penalty. Then only will SA have peace again.

  • godesha - 2012-12-11 18:41

    If he did this terrible thing, I would like to ask him how he can murder his own child and throw him in a dustbin like he was a piece of rubbish?

  • keith.recore - 2012-12-11 18:53

    All I can think of is this young boy's last moments alive. How incredibly sad his brutal end was the last thing he remembered. Mthokozisi, your young hopeful face is burned onto my brain. I am so sorry this is how you were treated. Such a precious gift, so easily discarded. For a few days your name will be remembered, perhaps this will be enough to prevent someone else being harmed in the manner you were.

      muke.matshaba - 2012-12-12 00:10

      Did u personally knew the boy Keith?

  • mmathapelot1 - 2012-12-11 18:55

    I wish this country was botswana he could now facing death penalty,how can you kill the innocent soul I feel sick in my stamach.parents give up your children to adoption if you don't want them instead of killing them please.

  • beki.khumalo - 2012-12-11 19:07

    This is so evil! What could the little boy have possibly done to be killed, worse is such a brutal manner? I'm speechless!!! May his soul rest in peace...

  • pamella.sigidi - 2012-12-11 19:29

    it turns out you cannot trust anyone in this world anymore. what would posses a father to do this to his own offspring?

  • ray.molekoa.5 - 2012-12-11 19:35

    If he's done it , hang him by them b#!!s . But the incompetent SAPS runs to the media about something they have not investigated enough ( at their poor level of competency ) . They can't be trusted , ask me .

      buhle.mtshengu.7 - 2012-12-14 21:45

      May this boys soul rest in peace,his murder remains a mystery until the police investigate properly,they shouldn't hav ran 2 the press without all facts first,the boy was buried 2day and the father was released

  • Daniel Nunes - 2012-12-11 20:12

    Rape & Murder - a proudly south African product!!! Manufactured by the ANC.!

  • archie.mooki - 2012-12-11 20:27

    you are disgrace to the male species....and embarrassed me as a father

  • Sylvester.Mohloli - 2012-12-11 21:05

    I don't knw what to say anymore.....:(

  • delelani - 2012-12-12 03:23

    I hope he did not do it. As a parent, can't imagine what can drive one to be that brutal to their own offspring.

  • nasiefa.jacksonlazarus - 2012-12-12 09:03

    what could a child possibly do to make you that angry??? broken neck and legs??? u sick sick person

  • Kodi Basi - 2012-12-12 18:09

    i dont understand how can a real man kill his son .and report him missng at de same time. while he knows that he is inside a bin.

  • Josephine Medupe - 2013-11-08 09:38


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