Gauteng Government Condemns Gruesome Killings of Children

The Gauteng Social Development Acting MEC Panyaza Lesufi, and MEC For Community Safety Faith Mazibuko on Saturday 18 April 2020, visited families of two children who were recently brutally murdered in Ivory park and Orange Farm respectively.

It is alleged that a 11-year-old boy  went missing on Friday, 10 April 2020.  Subsequently, the family reported him missing at the local police station. He was found on Sunday, 12 April 2020  mercilessly murdered in a bush at Mayibuye, Rabie Ridge.

On the other case, a 5-year-old body was found dead, naked and lying on the floor inside Ekasi Tarven, on 15 April 2020 in Orange Farm.

“We condemn the gruesome and senseless killing of the children who were found during the lockdown period. Incidents of this nature are becoming a regular occurrence within the province. I have instructed the police to work around the clock to ensure that the perpetrators of these crimes are brought to book to face the full might of law,” said MEC Faith Mazibuko in a statement.

She said that the body of the boy found in Ivory Park was headless. Due to the seriousness of the case, it is being addressed at a provincial level. Police have interviewed people, hopefully those that have been interviewed will assist the police in cracking the case.

 “On behalf of the Gauteng Government, we would like convey our sincere condolences to the bereaved families and wish them strength during this time of grief” said MEC Lesufi.

Community Safety MEC has called on members of the public to assist them with the information regarding the death of the young boys and she urged the parents to keep their children inside their yards.

Photo: SAPS

Source: Gauteng Community Safety

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