This is just HORRIFIC! The little body of the missing five-year-old Bandile Mbele was found with both his eye GOUGED out and a deep cut on his head.
“It is alleged that on 27 February 2022 at 18:30, a five-year-old boy was reported missing to the Umkomaas police after he went missing while playing with friends.
“A group of boys who were hunting with their dogs in the bushes found his body on the 28 February 2022 at 18:00,” Gwala said.
He added that Bandile had a deep open wound on the head, and his eyes were gouged out.
“A case of murder was opened for investigation.”
Family spokesperson Njabulo Mbele told the media, Bandile had disappeared just after 18:00 on Sunday.
The family and community members searched for Bandile but could not find him.
The family was reportedly informed on Monday afternoon that a body had been found in a nearby bush not far from the Mbele home. The family was able to identify his nephew. Mbele told the newspaper they were shocked at the gruesome sight.
Little Bandile was described as an outgoing and favored child, known to everyone in the area.
Police could not yet confirm that two suspects have been arrested thus far.
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