Missing KZN boy found dead

2012-10-04 13:21

Johannesburg - A 28-year-old man will appear in the Nkandla Magistrate's Court on Thursday on a charge of murder after a missing boy was found dead in the area, KwaZulu-Natal police said.

Captain Thulani Zwane said eight-year-old Andiswa Nxumalo was reported missing at Nkandla police station by his parents on 29 September. He had failed to return home after being taken by a man known to him to look for cattle.

"The man returned alone and told Nxumalo's parents he didn't know where the boy was, and said he hadn't seen him," Zwane said.

"The parents became suspicious and reported the boy missing, and when the police took the man in for questioning, he confessed to killing the boy."

The man, who lives in the same homestead as Nxumalo, led the police to a shallow grave in a nearby area where the child's body was found. His throat had been slit.

The motive for the killing is still unclear.

  • lielie.smit - 2012-10-04 13:25

    But why!!!!!!

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-10-04 13:54

      arthuretc... read This is in Wales. Pedos everywhere. Scum.

      gungets.tuft - 2012-10-04 14:11

      Any bets on a muti killing?

      BrainCandyCPT - 2012-10-04 14:22

      @ arthurenlouise.tarr - by admitting you're racist you're effectively saying you think you're superior someone else based on the colour of skin? Go to Oranje then - you shame the rest of us. These kinds of crimes happen in every country in the world, every single day! Grrr!!! We take one step forward and morons like you take us ten steps back. Grrr again.

      gungets.tuft - 2012-10-04 14:23

      @arthurenlouise.tarr - please google the following names. James Bulger. Mary Bell and Brian Howe, Martin Brown. Christopher Laverack. Maddie McCann. A child is killed every week in England and Wales. If you think it is only black people you are living a very sheltered life, and a dangerously misguided one. Your children are not safe, simply because a murderer that is not black is someone you might trust!!

      grant.callaway.50 - 2012-10-04 16:12

      @BrainCandy and gungets - if you people honestly believe that crime is the same everywhere in the world, you must be living blissfully ignorant lives! Yes, murders happen everywhere, yes, pedo's are worldwide... but the likelihood of it happening to YOU or YOUR CHILD is massively higher in SA than in the UK. The whole muti thing (as you yourself mentioned, gungets) is one of the many reasons why this is the case. Everybody is NOT the same. Cultures are NOT the same.

      atholl.canterbury - 2012-10-04 22:13

      Why is always the same question for every crime. Why are the rights of children not protected. Why are the rights of the public not protected. Why, only when 34 miners are killed, is there a Commission of Inquiry. {Why} is not the question that is answered in a court. .... THIS Crime (and other incidents like this) is enough motivation for an Inquiry. Section 38 of the Constitution offers an opportunity to motivate for an inquiry. Why Not?

  • aniken.vader.31 - 2012-10-04 13:27

    this is SAD....

  • maureen.churchill.9 - 2012-10-04 13:46

    You useless piece of cr@p, why would you cut the throat of an innocent child, let me answer that....because you knew you would land up in prison with meals, gym, t.v. and Aids treatment, along with a library. No need to work for a living. My wish for you as to every other killer, I hope your fellow prisoners knock the hell out of you every day.

      Alfjoe - 2012-10-04 15:35

      Death penalty. But before it is passed, for nw send all murderes to zimbabwean prisons.

      Alfjoe - 2012-10-04 15:36

      Death penalty. But before it is passed, for nw send all murderes to zimbabwean prisons.

      penny.stone.589 - 2012-10-04 15:37

      Time to re-introduce chain gangs. Make these mofos work for the good of the country building roads, houses, anything that requires hard labour. Dress them in cerise pink with yellow dots so that they stand out and can be pointed out to children so that SA's children will grow up knowing that if you do the crime you can be seen doing the time.

  • Shirley Van Heerden - 2012-10-04 13:54

    This is so terribly sad. Not a critisism but merely a comment: Do not let your small kids go with anyone where you cannot see them. Sounds radical I know, but really, how many more kiddies have to die before we realise our kids and elderly are under attack. Sorry for your loss mommy. For the rest of us - look after your kids, this implies your neighbours' as well - they are our future.

      grant.callaway.50 - 2012-10-04 16:14

      What's even MORE sad, as that keeping them in your sights is still not going to guarantee that no harm will come to them.

  • delish7564 - 2012-10-04 14:57

    And people wonder why I was paranoid when my children were little and never let them out my sight! Even now as teenagers, I find it very difficult, sad though that may be:(

  • Bluemoscow - 2012-10-04 15:04

    The south african president needs to BAN traditional healers and sangomas, i'm african and i don't care about stupid traditions and culture, their medicine don't work anyway so why don't you just stop this nonsense to avoid this muti killings. this evil people kill our kids for muti that doesn't even work, if only we had a president that works for the people all this acts would have been terminated a long time ago

  • rishaal.sewpaul - 2012-10-04 15:04

    no regard for human life

  • emilyjane.elson - 2012-10-04 21:46

    God help us..

      bizarrojerri - 2012-10-14 19:16


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