Boy (15) shot and beheaded in Umlazi
The head of a 15-year-old boy was found in F Section near Embizeni School, Umlazi in the early hours of the morning, yesterday (4 April 2017). The body was also found not far off.
According to police reports, preliminary investigations at the scene revealed that the boy was taken by unknown suspects at his home today just after midnight. His body was found not far from where the head was found with a gunshot wound. The Umlazi detectives commenced their investigation and were assisted by Umlazi Crime Intelligence, K9 Unit and Metro police. Investigations led the team to a house in Umlazi where two suspects were arrested. The suspects aged 18 and 19 were found in possession of two unlicensed firearms. They will appear in the Umlazi Magistrates’ Court soon on charges of murder and possession of an unlicensed firearms.
The KwaZulu-Natal Acting Provincial Commissioner, Major General Bheki Langa condemned the brutal killing of the boy and urged the public to come forward with relevant information to wrap up the case. “I commend the dedicated team that worked tirelessly and ensured that those behind the gruesome murder are locked behind bars,” he said.