South Africa

He murdered a 6-year-old child because an ex-boyfriend allegedly took “revenge” on his mother

6-year-old Thabang Klaas was allegedly murdered by his mother’s ex-boyfriend.

He murdered a six-year-old child in Swartkops in Gqeberha, allegedly his mother’s ex-boyfriend.

Police suspect that the man killed Thabang Klaas to take revenge on his ex.

The 33-year-old man turned himself in to the police in connection with the murder on Monday.

How safe is the neighborhood? Find out by using it News24’s CrimeCheck

Police spokeswoman Colonel Priscilla Naidu said the man was an ex-boyfriend of Klaas’ mother.

“According to police information, the suspect took the child from his grandmother’s house in New Brighton on Friday and walked into bushes between Mathys Grounds and the Wells Estate in Swartkop, where he allegedly strangled him. [the child]Naidu said.

READ | Free State man who killed 3-year-old son to spite child’s mother jailed for life

The child’s body was found on a footpath in the bushes on Monday.

The man is charged with murder.

Naidu said:

The motive for the murder is suspected to be revenge against the ex-girlfriend.

He said the investigation is continuing.

The man is expected to appear in Gqeberha Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.


We live in a world where fact and fiction blur together

In times of uncertainty, you need journalism you can trust. Get access to a world of in-depth analysis, investigative journalism, top reviews and a host of features for 14 free days. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today. After that we will bill Rs 75 per month. You can cancel at any time and we will not bill you if you cancel within 14 days.

He murdered a 6-year-old child because an ex-boyfriend allegedly took “revenge” on his mother

Source link He murdered a 6-year-old child because an ex-boyfriend allegedly took “revenge” on his mother

Back to top button