According to an article in Daily News, in South Africa, when young children go missing, they are often found dead and beaten and buried in shallow graves, dumped in bins or flowing rivers.
The latest to suffer the fate could be Sydenham nine-year-old pupil Miguel Louw, who went missing in July after being allegedly kidnapped. He was last seen at a KFC in Sydenham with the kidnapping and theft accused Mohammed Vahed Ebrahim, a man who is known to the Louw family.
It is not at this stage officially confirmed if the body discovered in Phoenix was that of Miguel’s, but some of the pupil’s relatives have resigned themselves to the fact, after a jacket which appeared to be the same type as his, was found at the shallow grave he was buried in. The DNA results and post-mortem are expected to be conducted on Wednesday.
Africa Check reported in 2016 that a child went missing every 9 hours in South Africa, based on figures from the South African Police. In 2016, 996 children were reported missing, according to Colonel Fanie van Deventer, from the police’s Bureau for Missing Persons’.
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