Durban - The body of a 15-year-old boy, from which the head had been decapitated, was discovered in Umlazi, Durban on Tuesday morning. Police have already arrested two men in connection with the killing.

SAPS spokesperson Captain Nqobile Gwala said KZN Acting Provincial Commissioner, Major General Bheki Langa, condemned the brutal killing of the boy whose body was found at F section, Umlazi. 

“I commend the dedicated team who worked tirelessly and ensured that those behind the gruesome murder are locked behind bars,” he said.
Gwala said a human head was found near Embizeni School by a member of the public. 

“The police were summoned to the scene where the body was found. Preliminary investigations revealed that a 15-year-old boy was taken by unknown suspects at his home just after midnight. His body was found not far from where the head was found with a gunshot wound.”

She said Umlazi detectives 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 Magistrate’s Court soon on charges of murder and possession of an unlicensed firearms,” said Gwala.