Dumped toddler: police seek man

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Copy of ST pg 2 sec Murder593.JPG.JPG (39690747) SUPPLIED Police are looking for Bongani Dladla, believed to be 36 years old.

Johannesburg -

Police have released photographs of a man they believe has information that will assist them in apprehending the murderer of a young boy found dumped in Hlongwane section in Katlehong, Ekurhuleni.

He doesn’t have an ID number, but police believe Bongani Dladla is 36 years old.


“We believe he is in the Thokoza area and we think he can help us with the murder case,” said Vosloorus police spokesman Captain Piet Rossouw.

The body of the boy was found dumped alongside a railway in Hlongwane section on the evening of August 17.

IOL sipho st  Katlehong.JPG (39690748) An identikit of the murdered boy, known as Sipho. SUPPLIED

The body carried signs of abuse, including cigarette burns to his neck and a broken rib that had mended. He died after his skull was crushed.

Police battled for two months to identify the boy.

It was only when an identikit of the boy appeared on the front page of The Star that the dead boy’s mother came forward.

She told detectives that she could no longer look after the boy and had taken him to live with his father and his new girlfriend.

This was in November 2012. She hadn’t see her son again.

Anyone with any information on Dladla can contact either Warrant Officer Polane Mokadi at 083 551 5057 or Constable John Lekalakala at 072 623 1447.

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