Dad to appear in court for hanging son

2015-01-12 11:25

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Johannesburg - A North West man accused of murdering his 5-year-old son is scheduled to appear in the Taung Magistrate's Court on Monday.

The case against Boitumelo Seoposengwe was postponed last week to give him time to apply for legal aid.

He remained behind bars.

The 29-year-old father allegedly hanged his son Remoratile Sehemo in Maphietsile village, near Taung, on 24 December.

Colonel Sabata Mokgwabone said it was alleged that Seoposengwe locked himself and his son in a back room at his grandmother's home.

"A few minutes later one of the children went to knock at the room where the suspect and his son were,” Mokgwabone said.

"Seemingly, there was no response and family members were alerted. It is alleged that they peeped through the window and saw the boy hanging from the roof rafters," Mokgwabone said at the time.

Seoposengwe ran away, but later returned and handed himself over to police.

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