June 17, 2014

Nhlanhla MnguniKimberley, Northern Cape Province, South Africa – The autopsy report on Nhlanhla Mnguni, a 4 year old child, whose body was found in a drain three weeks after he went missing in Warrenton, has revealed that he was murdered, ioL News report.

Mnguni’s father, Thulani Sibiya said:

“Although I cannot delve into the details of the report, I can confirm that it shows that his body had physical injuries, which led to his death. It appears as though he was murdered somewhere and later dumped at the scene where his body was found near the N12 highway,”

He said police were investigating the murder.

Lieutenant Sergio Kock, Northern Cape police spokesman, confirmed that they were investigating “a murder case in regard to Mnguni’s death”.

No further details were provided on the autopsy report.

Thulani Sibiya revealed this information during a media briefing in which he thanked local residents for their support.

“We thank everyone who was with us and supported us and our families from the time we started looking for Nhlanhla until his body was found.”

Mnguni went missing on May 10 in Warrenton when they were attending Sibiya’s older sister’s lobola negotiations in the town. His father was loading the family’s bags inside their car as they were preparing to travel back to their home in Bloemfontein.

His father added:

“Although he never spoke because of autism, his presence completed our lives,”

The original article by Michael Mokoena on the ioL News website can be found here

 

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