Teen axe suspect 'drank baby's blood'

2013-05-28 12:14

Johannesburg - It is alleged that the 14-year-old boy who murdered four family members with an axe took the body of his 3-month-old baby sister to the veld and drank her blood.

The boy has been accused of hacking his mother, grandmother, baby sister and 7-year-old brother to death in their home in Etwatwa in Benoni, reported Beeld.


There have been rumours that the murders were carried out as part of a Satanic ritual.

The boy apparently lit candles on Thursday night before attacking his family.

His mother’s body was found in the shack and the body of his baby sister was found in the veld. His grandmother and brother later died in hospital. A sister and cousin (both aged 8) were able to get away and find help.

According to a community member, a school book belonging to the boy contained signs like a seven-pointed star and the numbers 666. 

They boy apparently told community members shortly before his arrest that he was part of a Satanic cult in Daveyton and that one of the tests that he had to do to be part of the church was to murder his family. He would apparently then get R100 000 for this.

He was also supposed to drink the blood of his mother and the other victims, but the escape of the young girls spoiled his plans and this was why he had to take the body of his sister to the veld where he drank the blood before dumping the body. 

Grandfather devastated

Meanwhile, the boy’s grandfather was said to be devastated by the attack on his family, reported Eyewitness News.

The man, who was not identified, was apparently sleeping at the time of the attack but was woken up by a brick coming through the bedroom window. When he got up to investigate, he found his wife lying on the floor.

He then found his daughter’s body under a tree and his grandson, still alive and bleeding.

“I am not okay, I am broken. I am now all alone,” the man told reporters.

The boy is expected to appear in court on Thursday.

  • JakeMuso - 2013-05-28 12:18

    Why do I feel it coming: At some stage either a band this kid was listening to or a game he was playing will be blamed for this. I could be wrong. This is a scary case. And very sad.

      JakeMuso - 2013-05-28 12:35

      Uhm okay Andre...

      JakeMuso - 2013-05-28 12:49

      @GB Garratt (you again!?) believe what you will. Leave us alone, if we want to believe in and follow God, let us. We won't bother you, no need to bother us.

      Matthew Jones - 2013-05-28 12:50

      Even better Jake, they Blame Dagga and the Devil "The Devil and His Lettuce!!!" hahaha

      PeterThe Roman - 2013-05-28 13:08

      im gonna chop up some steak on my ouija cutting board!!

      procold2 - 2013-05-28 13:21

      scary is not the word, how many of these sick little f###### are running around, a serious investigation is needed here if the the cult story is true.

      letsallbefriendsdammit - 2013-05-28 13:22

      GB Garratt, I'd hate to know the extent of that chip on your shoulder

      SarcasticHeathen - 2013-05-28 13:39

      He has a point, letsall...

  • Gavin Lott - 2013-05-28 12:21

    There is no cure for him!..get rid of him, for good!

  • Miemie Homes - 2013-05-28 12:22

    Bless this grandfather, the shock and devastation must be crippling to him.

      PeterThe Roman - 2013-05-28 13:08

      its unnnnnnnnnnnnnnbelievable

  • Ruan Smith - 2013-05-28 12:23

    FFS man!! This is just plain and simple a terrible story!!

  • Ryan Jeremy Brandreth - 2013-05-28 12:25

    @Jake i have being looking into the influence music has on a person, and im not saying that its to blame in this particular happening but music can influence one to do strange things.

      JakeMuso - 2013-05-28 12:30

      The key word here is "CAN". Cases where this applies is very scarce. And the individuals that are affected to the extent that they commit such extreme crimes are of a very weak mind in the first place. I say in such cases the media they make use of can't be to blame. Other factors were in place to begin with.

      PeterThe Roman - 2013-05-28 13:07

      put a slip in the knot?

      Johnny Better - 2013-05-28 13:22

      @badboy, yes. I am listening to some music RIGHT now, and I have this extreme urge to sing-a-long and bob my head sideways! Damn these muso's... Make me look stupid sitting here at the office with my earphones and a bobbing head...

  • Damian Sayers - 2013-05-28 12:26

    What is this world coming too??? 14 years old. Lets see how the justice system punishes this one. I hate hearing, he is 14 years old, he is a minor...crimes like this age should not be an issue....just hang them up to dry!!!!!

      JakeMuso - 2013-05-28 12:34

      Sadly he will in all probability not see the punishment he deserves

  • Rick Cooper - 2013-05-28 12:30

    Utter stinking filth.

  • Tlhologelo Desire Magolela - 2013-05-28 12:31


  • Pitso Dlungwana - 2013-05-28 12:37

    Kill the boy................

  • Robert Coughlan - 2013-05-28 12:40

    He's a nutcase, through and through. No actual demons involved. While he may have been scribbling symbols etc associated with demons & satanism etc this is simply because his mental illness left him predisposed to violence etc and he found expression for his violent predisposition through this silly religion. Most likely though, people will get this whole thing backwards and claim the devil made him do it, especially those, including himself, who don't want to believe a person is capable of these things.

      PeterThe Roman - 2013-05-28 13:09

      If only he was shown athiesm earlier, this tragedy could have been averted

  • Jacky Mutsila - 2013-05-28 12:41

    lets see if satan will get him out of jail,bloody moron

      PeterThe Roman - 2013-05-28 13:06

      he might, if the heat of the fire in hell can be used to weld open the metal prison bars, then yes

  • Edith Mokgojoe - 2013-05-28 12:43

    oh my now scared,i pray every night for my boys to turn out good Gods grace of course.May their souls rest in peace.

  • Tlhologelo Desire Magolela - 2013-05-28 12:43

    The Devil is furious, and use every mechanism to destroy eg. Luciferianism, satanism, evolution, humanism, Secret societies etc...this are the snares of Satan to get us...let us run to Christ, our refuge.

      Anique Just-Anique - 2013-05-28 13:27

      @ Tlhogelo...Evolution a mechanism of destruction?....seriously?...@ Peter, Dude wtf?

      Tlhologelo Desire Magolela - 2013-05-28 13:30

      @Anique Just-Anique, yes evolution and atheism

  • Jacqui Daane Van Rensburg - 2013-05-28 12:45

    It is too sick for words.

  • Charl Malan - 2013-05-28 12:49

    Religion of any from just leads to bad things..

      PeterThe Roman - 2013-05-28 13:05

      But the Religion of Athiesm does not

      Cherri Pye - 2013-05-28 13:17

      Oh finally, an atheist who admits it is a religion....your fellow atheists on here will turn purple with rage at that comment.

      Adele Coetzee - 2013-05-28 13:21

      Its not the religion that leads to bad things, its people that leads to bad things

      Anique Just-Anique - 2013-05-28 13:31

      Couldn't agree more with you Charl, Peter, Atheism is not a religion...

  • Gay Sarah Morgan - 2013-05-28 12:49

    Give him to me for an hour! il sort him out!

  • Maggie Motapane - 2013-05-28 12:53

    scary staff the boy doesnt deserve to live

      PeterThe Roman - 2013-05-28 13:11

      not even live in a drainpipe?

  • Tamara Nakani - 2013-05-28 12:53

    Satanism is everywhere... all we just need to do is PRAY....

      Stephen Michael - 2013-05-28 13:07

      No, you need to punish the criminals not wish their imaginary friends away.

  • Bongiwe Bongie Mabongz Dlutu - 2013-05-28 12:54

    Thixo ngawulayite, we need your Presence Almighty God...we are living in the ''Last days'',save us God, burn the Demons,Don't give chance for Satan...may the boy tell everyone about the church and where it is situated,who are the leaders.

      Mfuneko Nohesi - 2013-05-28 13:13

      Uthixo inoba waphelelwa kudala ngumatches kunin kwathiwa makalayite...akho thixo ebethen futh apha, people like this should be expelled from society permanently without trial or they should bring back the death sentance

      SarcasticHeathen - 2013-05-28 13:42

      We've been living in "the last days" for over 2000 years. When is your mother-ship coming to fetch you?

  • Jurgen Eksteen - 2013-05-28 12:54

    Its not to late for him. God will forgive even this should the boy turn to Him.

      Tlhologelo Desire Magolela - 2013-05-28 12:58

      Powerful stuff!

      PeterThe Roman - 2013-05-28 13:04


  • David Madisha - 2013-05-28 12:54

    Still can't believe that there is such a thing in our people.....

      PeterThe Roman - 2013-05-28 13:05

      the horny goat is stoking the fire and brimstone again with his pitchfork. never stops

  • Robert Coughlan - 2013-05-28 12:56

    The question of the boy's personal accountability will come to question, as it rightly should. Is he the unwitting puppet of malevolent demons or is he simply the victim of mental illness? By victim, I don't mean to say there shouldn't be any consequences. Even though there is only one rational explanation and he is clearly mentally ill, and dangerously so, he still needs to be separated from society until we are 200% he will not commit such an act again.

      Anique Just-Anique - 2013-05-28 13:39

      I would agree with you Robert, however this boy's actions were clearly motivated by the promise of R100 000.

  • Petunia Flower Shongoane - 2013-05-28 12:56

    there's no point for the boy to go to court whats there to talk about cause he killed them and justice must be done by just taking him to jail for a lifetime,no wonder why some people command death penalty to be back is because of such things...mxm

      Robert Coughlan - 2013-05-28 13:07

      What if it is found he has a brain tumor, of the type and location that's known to cause personality disorders, hallucinations and attacks of rage and violence? What if surgery or chemotherapy could correct this problem and return the boy to sanity, and remove the danger of him committing more such acts? Don't mistakenly assume I'm saying he shouldn't be separated from society, because he's clearly a danger to himself and others. Just something to think about, before speculating that the death penalty may be a appropriate course of action, because it most likely isn't, no matter how severe the act. It is likely that due to his illness, the boy was not in control of his actions. I repeat myself, it doesn't mean he shouldn't be removed from society, because he obviously should, but what I'm saying is that he may not be deserving of the death penalty.

      Adele Coetzee - 2013-05-28 13:15

      He must go to court so that he could plea insanity and just go free!

  • Tony Kingdom Boy Gaffane I - 2013-05-28 13:00

    This is very sad. What is our world coming to

      Tlhologelo Desire Magolela - 2013-05-28 13:02

      ...the close of time.

  • PeterThe Roman - 2013-05-28 13:03

    an unholy communion

  • damonleff - 2013-05-28 13:04

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  • Carling Blacklabel - 2013-05-28 13:05

    lit candles on thursday night?? isnt that the usual method for light in a shack?

  • Man Zanilla - 2013-05-28 13:07

    Sangoma in training?

  • Imraan Baron - 2013-05-28 13:10

    woohooo gb garratt you are such an idiot!!!!!!!!

  • Ren - 2013-05-28 13:11

    Hang this boy, or so us all a favour and put a bullet between his eyes.

  • Ntobane Setabola - 2013-05-28 13:11

    Dear Lord remember this world!

  • Ren - 2013-05-28 13:12

    Jurgen shut up

      Petro Jahnel - 2013-05-28 13:27

      No YOU shut up!!!!

  • Alvericia Etson - 2013-05-28 13:13

    ai, what is the world coming to?

  • Mzamane Samuel Khobane - 2013-05-28 13:13

    Bring dat satoanic bloody thirsty monster here i want to squeeze his neck till his last breath,how can a 14yrs old boy chop his family like firewood is he bewitched or suffering from mentaly unstable

  • Swapie - 2013-05-28 13:13

    Dafuq is going on with our people?

  • Thozamile Toz Yapi - 2013-05-28 13:14

    *a deep sigh*

  • KhemaySekhmet - 2013-05-28 13:14

    This is absolute rubbish. I have never seen such a badly written article in my life. Just because someone lights candles that does not makes you a Satanist, and according to some community member a book was found with with so called Satanic symbols. All I can say this child is mentaly unstable, all he is pigs ran away with the sty. I really wish someone would put a hammer to this sensational rubbish

      SarcasticHeathen - 2013-05-28 13:45

      What I want to know is, who followed him into the veld to see him drink the blood? Why didn't that person try to stop him?

  • Olwethu Mdutyana Malinga - 2013-05-28 13:14

    God where does a 14year old get guts to do such insanity. Why the hell would he kill his mother for money or some stupid religious acceptence. Yehla ngokwakho Thixo le yona igqithele stru.

  • Masehlaneng Ga Phaahla - 2013-05-28 13:17

    This is very sad!

  • Felican - 2013-05-28 13:20

    Nyaope or known as Wunga (Whoonga) plays a huge part in many of these 'rituals ' lately. Especially where they are not in inegrated into a proper home society and just left to their own devices. You will observe that it is not only the ones who are subjected and allowed to play these games on the internet, or have access to the internet but also the very impoverished who resort to these horrific doings. And NO ONE in their RIGHT mind would resort to acts so heinous...AND the drug lords relish on the fact that they can make a buck here or there as well as the pervs on the internet who mind control those playing the games. SO in reality WHO is to blame?? ONLY THE SHADOW KNOWS indeed......

  • Olebogeng Maboe - 2013-05-28 13:27

    Im lost for words!

  • Winifred Watson - 2013-05-28 13:27

    I am shocked that today things like this are still happening. This is worse than barbaric. I feel for the poor old man, what a terrible thing to happen in any family. This teenager is evil

  • Colleen - 2013-05-28 13:32

    The more I read stuff like this, the more I am convinced that mankind is made up of various species of humans which has nothing to do with race, geography, society or genes.

      Anique Just-Anique - 2013-05-28 13:54

      Slave species of GOD a book worth reading... and science has proven that modern day Humans have evolved from more than one group of ancient cavemen. Homosapians and Neanderthals all inter-bred and thats just the genetic pool we know about. Interbreeding between species was common and I'm sure that this could be the cause for genetic mutations.

  • Matome Lucky - 2013-05-28 13:50

    Clearly this is the end of times. Read the book of Revelations. That's all I can say. Condolences to the family

      Cane Corso - 2013-05-28 13:58

      It's been the end of times since day one. This is nothing compared to what has been going on through history.

  • Cane Corso - 2013-05-28 14:21

    Ooh. Just listen to the lynch mob. FF sakes. Proof humans are worse than animals, no matter how much time they've had. This boy belongs in an institution for the mentally deranged. You lot sound worse than him. Adults baying for blood like savages.

  • Mäsanto Chauke - 2013-05-28 14:36

    damn we need God's intervention!

  • Cane Corso - 2013-05-28 14:36

    The child's actions are inexcusable. However, the murderous thoughts of some here are not. It exposes the level or lack of advanced civil mentality.

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