A Mother, 28-year-old has been detained for purportedly murdering and concealing her son in a shallow grave after seemingly feeding him a crushed glass.
The Neighbors have informed of how the woman’s 5-year-old child spilled the beans about the crime, confirming their doubts about the boy’s baffling disappearance.
The decomposing remains of Katlego Mokwana, 11-year-old, was found concealed in a shallow grave inside a half-built three-roomed house in the Sekhukhune, in Limpopo, on Tuesday, October 8.
Neighbor Ernie Makua, 45-year-old, stated, “The five-year-old girl revealed the news last week after we have been bothered about the location of baby Katlego to a point where we dared the mother.
“The mother told us that Katlego is visiting his father in Pretoria since it was school holidays. We then called the police last week who took her in for interrogation, but she returned the same day.“
Ernie said after the woman’s daughter shared the details of how Katlego died, they faced her again. “The girl told us that on the unfortunate day, her mother had only provided a meal to Katlego and stopped her from eating it. [But] when we dared the mother, she mocked us,” Ernie said.
Police representative Brig Motlafela Mojapelo stated: “Police investigations led them to a point in the yard where the body of the boy was found concealed in a shallow grave. The motive for this incident is still unknown at this stage. The suspect will appear in Hlogotlou magistrate’s court soon.”
The woman’s landlord Reginald Leshapa, 52-years-old, told he was still in deep shock.
“I received a call that people had accumulated in my yard. When I got there, I found people asking answers from my tenant. After a few minutes later, the mother led us to the home but stood at the door. I started walking around the home and I spotted a heap of soil which I have never seen earlier,” Reginald said.
Reginald said he took his scoop and handed it to a police deputy, who only dug four-five times before making the frightful discovery. “The body was in a zipped black bag.”
He said the woman rented his house last year.