A South African father named Themba Majozi has been arrested after his 3-year-old son was found dead with a nail driven through his head and his eyes and genitals removed in a shocking murder.
According to WaZulu-Natal police spokesperson, Captain Nqobile Gwala, the mutilated body of the boy was found at his 38-year-old father’s home in the Thembalihle neighborhood of Estcourt in South Africa on November 27.
It was gathered that the toddler went missing on November 27 after a man collected him from his grandmother’s house at 9 am.
The unnamed man is reportedly known by the grandmother.
However, the family member became worried when the young boy wasn’t returned that evening. They then commenced a search for the boy.
Sadly, the body was later found in a terrible state dumped in the bush.
The South African father has since been arrested in connection to the discovery.
Giving details of the young child’s injuries, KwaZulu-Natal social development MEC Nonhlanhla Khozasaid;
“A nail was driven through his skull and his eyes and genitals were removed.
Police must quickly conclude the investigation and arrest the perpetrators involved in this murder of an innocent child.
The police investigation should dig deeper on how this child went missing at his home while left in the care of his father.
This is tragic and the family need to find closure following this murder.”
The KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Khombinkosi Jula has slammed the violent murder.
”I am glad that the suspect is behind bars for his evil deeds.” He said.