On Monday, 16 January 2023, a Durban man accused of strangling his 9-year-old son to death is scheduled to appear in court.
The 29-year-old man is accused of strangling his son following an argument with the boy’s mother.
According to IOL, authorities discovered the boy’s remains at Shongweni Dam on January 13, 2023.
Additionally, a Mpumalanga councillor, a mechanic, and a driver were fatally shot
Colonel Robert Netshiunda, a police spokesman, stated that authorities believed the father strangled his son with a sting.
“The youngster was allegedly strangled with a cord.
His remains were discarded in the bushes.
Monday, according to Robert Netshiunda Police Spokesperson Mhlaba Memela, the suspect is scheduled to appear in Pinetown Magistrate’s Court.
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She stated that the death of such a little child is tragic.
“We find solace in the arrest of the alleged perpetrator.
“This incident is deeply troubling and reflective of our society.
We will send a team of psychologists to assist the families, and we will request that law enforcement deny him bail.
Additionally, during the violent third quarter, the murder rate increased by 22.2% and child murder by 37.8%.
The Minister of Police, Bheki Cele, disclosed that 6083 individuals were murdered in the fourth quarter of 2021 to 2022.
This is a 1,107-homicide increase compared to the same period in 2021.
Cele previously informed The South African that a total of 6083 individuals were killed over this period, including 898 women and 306 children under the age of 17 years old.
He stated that the rate of child murder increased by 37.2%.