Two men arrested for drowning boy in quarry

2015-10-19 12:31
File, News24

File, News24

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Cape Town - The drowning of a 12-year-old boy who died in a quarry between Deneysville and Oranjeville has been ruled a murder, Free State police said on Monday.

Two men, aged 20 and 21, have been charged and will appear in the Sasolburg Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday, spokesperson Lieutenant Livhuhani Hani confirmed.

The incident occurred on Sunday afternoon.

"It is alleged that five boys between the ages of 9 and 15 were [on their way] to a farm [when] they were chased by two males who caught up with the deceased," she said.

"They took him to a dam next to a dumping side, took his clothes off and held him by the hands and feet [before tossing] him into the dam [where] he drowned."

The boys who had escaped stopped police who had been on patrol and told the officers their friend was in the water.

"The police’s Search and Rescue Unit retrieved the body from the dam, and the suspects were arrested shortly thereafter."

Read more on:    bloemfontein  |  crime

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.