Man arrested for one-year-old boy's death to appear in Durban court

08 April 2019 - 11:18 By LWANDILE BHENGU
The ANC Women’s League protested outside the Verulam Magistrate's court on Monday, where a man accused of killing a 1-year-old child was due to appear.
The ANC Women’s League protested outside the Verulam Magistrate's court on Monday, where a man accused of killing a 1-year-old child was due to appear.
Image: Jackie Clausen

Community members from the Amaoti area, north of Durban, gathered outside the Verulam Magistrate's court on Monday where a man, arrested in connection with the death of a 1-year-old boy, was expected to appear.

The 31-year-old man was arrested in the Eastern Cape on Friday after the boy’s body was found in an open grassy area at the end of a cul de sac in Phoenix last week Tuesday.

The boy had been reported missing from the Amaoti area near Phoenix a few days before his body was found. A missing person's report was opened at Inanda police station.

Community members gathered holding placards calling for justice to be served for the little boy.

Amaoti councillor Bongani Qhantsi said the community did not want the man to get bail. "The community is very angered by the nature of the crime and the animalistic way that boy was killed," said Qhantsi.

The suspect is expected to make his first appearance on Monday.


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