Cops swoop on alleged child murderer

2015-12-10 12:03
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Durban - Police on Wednesday night swooped on a man accused of murdering his ex-girlfriend's 11-year-old son and dumping his body near KwaDabeka outside Pinetown.

The man, who cannot be named until he appears in court, is accused of abducting the boy from his home and murdering him late in November.

Police spokesperson Major Thulani Zwane said investigators had worked around the clock to nab the suspect, who was found hiding at his girlfriend’s house.

“The boy was left by his mother at home at Lindela area, KwaDabeka, and went away. When she came back, she noticed her son was missing and she suspected her ex-boyfriend may have been involved as they were not on good terms,” he said.

She reported the matter to the KwaDabeka police station and the case was taken over by the Pinetown family violence, child and sexual offences unit.

Zwane said while the investigation was ongoing, a man collecting scrap metal near a dumping site found the boy’s decomposing body.

“Search and rescue members, together with the investigating officer, went to the said area and recovered the body and a case of murder was opened.”

The man would soon appear in the Pinetown Magistrates Court.

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