The Pretoria police arrested the father of a three-year-old boy for allegedly stabbing him to death in a veld near the Bremer Street informal settlement on Thursday afternoon.
The dead body of the boy is said to have been found in the bushes with multiple stab wounds to his face and chest.
The Hercules Community Policing Forum officers were alerted of the situation at around 4pm. They found the boy not long afterwards, Hercules CPF chairman Johan van Staden advised.
According to the paramedics, the boy was already dead.
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