Suspected murder of Bonteheuwel boy may have been an act of revenge

Cape Town police are investigating the death of a 12-year-old boy whose body was found hanging at Netrag station over the weekend.

The grade five learner from Bramble Way Primary was last seen on Friday afternoon when he was sent by his mother to the shops.

His body was discovered later that day. The boy lives in the middle of two rival gangs.

Officials suspect foul play as his hands and feet were bound together.

Ward Councillor Angus McKenzie says information on a gossip site suggests the act may have been carried out in revenge.

Information started coming through about the ‘Outoilet’ site and discussions that were taking place.

Angus Mckenzie, Bonteheuwel Ward Councillor

On the site it was said he was involved in a fight the previous day with another kid, and it was some sort of revenge for the fight...

Angus Mckenzie, Bonteheuwel Ward Councillor

The name of these individuals that had done this to him were mentioned by nickname and some by name, and how certain people had actually spurred these individuals on to kill him.

Angus McKenzie, Bonteheuwel Ward Councillor

McKenzie says the details have been provided to police for further investigation.

Click below to listen to the full interview....


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