The body of a missing four-year-old boy was found on Sunday evening in a sewer of a house where he was last seen playing.
ANGRY COMMUNITY MEMBERS SET THE HOUSE ON FIRE
Colonel Thembeka Mbele, police spokesperson said the body of four-year-old Mlando Zuma was found in a sewer on Sunday.
“He went missing on 18 June 2021 while playing at Dambuza, wearing khaki short pants and a blue T-shirt with a hat.”
Mbele said the body of the boy was found in the sewer of a house in Plessislaer in Pietermaritzburg where he was last seen playing.
“The community gathered on Monday outside the house where the child was found and set the house alight.
“We are appealing to the community not to take law into their own hands, the acts of vigilantism will not be tolerated in our province.
“We are still waiting for the post-mortem results that will determine the cause of death.”
POLICE APPEALED TO THE COMMUNITY TO REMAIN CALM
Mbele said an inquest docket was opened at Plessislaer SAPS for investigation.
Police are appealing to anyone with information to contact the investigating officer Warrant Officer Chagwe on 082 437 6652 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111.
It has been tragic two weeks after the bodies of two other missing children were also found.
A kidnapped kidnapped 8-year-old Bokamoso Shabe, who was abducted from her school earlier this week ended tragically when her little body was found in a field on Thursday, 24 June 2021.
The body of Bokamoso Shabe was found wrapped up with duvet cover in an open field. She was still wearing her school uniform.
Meanwhile, police were still investigating the death of a missing six-year-old boy who was found dead in the Jukskei River.
The boy, Kwanda Dladla was reported missing on 9 June 2021. He went missing on Wednesday the 9th of June and was reported as missing at the Alexandra Police Station. His little boy was found a week after his disappearance in the Jukskei River.