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Man arrested after his missing 5-year-old nephew found in burnt out house

Aug 2, 2018
Man arrested after his missing 5-year-old nephew found in burnt out house

A 26-year-old man was arrested following a murder of a 5-year-old boy at Madonisi Locality in Bityi on Wednesday.

"It is alleged that the deceased, who is the nephew to the suspect went missing on Tuesday and was found dead in ashes in an old rondavel that was seen on fire in the early hours of Wednesday, at about 04h00," said police spokesperson, Captain Dineo Koena.

She said that police were alerted and the body was recovered when police were combing the scene.

The suspect, who was arrested by the community, will appear before Bityi Periodical Court soon facing charges of murder and arson.

"We thank the community of Madonisi and appreciate your assistance in arresting the suspect. Together we can do more," said the Acting Cluster Commander, Brigadier Nomawethu Makonza.