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Dad held after son’s body found in bin

Crime & Courts

Johannesburg - The father of a boy found dead in a dustbin in Soweto has been arrested for the murder, police said on Tuesday.

The boy, 12, from Jabavu, had been missing for a week, but was found face-down in a dustbin on Saturday night, Warrant Officer Kay Makhubela said.

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09.12.2012
Poitrait of the late Mthokozisi Sibeko Mdando, his body was found dumped in a rubbish bin Saturday night at his home in Central Western Jabavu Soweto.
Picture: Itumeleng English050
10.12.2012
Police personnel investigate the home of 12 year old Mthokozisi Sibeko whos body was found in a dustbin over the weekend at his home in Central Western Jabavu Soweto.
Picture: Itumeleng English

“Yesterday we reconstructed the crime scene and some clues were found.”

Blood was found on the father's clothing and next to the dustbin. The boy's neck and both legs had been broken.

“That led us to change the case from inquest to murder.”

The man, 47, was arrested and had been detained at the Moroka police station. He would appear in the Protea Magistrate's Court on Thursday. - Sapa

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