The South African Police Service (SAPS) has expressed their shock at the latest killing of a four-year-old boy in the Eastern Cape, whose body was found beheaded.
The incident occurred on Thursday, 3rd September 2020 in the Xolobe administrative Area, Tsomo.
Captain Namhla Mdleleni, the Police spokesperson, has said that the boy was left with his grandmother with his seven-year-old sibling. The grandmother went into town to collect her grant leaving the children with their uncle.
“The uncle forced the seven-year-old to go to school while the four-year-old stayed behind. Upon arrival back from school, she found the body of her brother covered with a cloth, already dead.
“Police were summoned to the scene and upon arrival, members made a gruesome discovery – they found the beheaded body of the boy,” Mdleleni said.
The Police have reported that the boy’s head was found hanging from a tree.
A case of murder has been opened and the 37-year-old uncle has been arrested and will appear before the Tsomo Magistrate’s Court on Monday 7th September.