Media personality Somizi Mhlongo-Motaung has taken it upon himself to help the family of Andile “Bobo” Mchunu bury their son.
Somizi has reached out to the family of the Grade 12 learner, who was allegedly kidnapped and beaten to a pulp after being accused of stealing alcohol from a local tavern in Hambanathi township, KwaZulu-Natal.
KZN police spokesperson Brigadier Jay Naicker confirmed to News24 that an investigation into the disappearance of the 16-year-old was underway.
The police recovered unidentified human remains in the Wewe River in Tongaat.
Somizi revealed that the family is still waiting for lab tests to confirm if the remains are Bobo’s.
“Just spoke to Bobo's mom.....she is waiting for the results from the lab to say for sure that the burnt and mutilated body is her son then they can decide when the burial will be,” he shared on Instagram.
The Idols SA judge and reality TV star has committed to buying Bobo’s coffin and called on South Africans to assist the family too.
Somizi added that while we wait for confirmation on the identity of the remains, any help to assist the family is most welcome. “I'll cover coffin...Whatever u can afford to help with the funeral costs....R50...R100....whatever......will be greatly appreciated.....#JusticeForBobo,” he added.