Community helped catch suspected toddler killer

Johannesburg - Gauteng police nabbed a suspect for the murder of 3-year-old Cuburne van Wyk after a photo was circulated in the Reiger Park community.

"Gauteng police have arrested a suspect in connection with the kidnapping and the murder of Cuburne Lavone van Wyk whose body was recovered at the weekend," Sapa quoted police spokesperson Noxolo Kweza as saying.

Cuburne's body was discovered on Saturday at a mine dump in Reiger Park after going missing four days earlier while playing in front of his home with his siblings. The body was partially burnt.

After the toddler went missing, community members joined the hunt for suspects, Eyewitness News reported. The man was arrested in Germiston on Wednesday.

Residents said they saw Cuburne leave with the man, who had apparently offered the toddler and his siblings biscuits.

Cuburne’s death comes less than a month after the murder of 4-year-old Taegrin Morris who was dragged to his death by hijackers in Reiger Park.

There have been no arrests for Taegrin’s murder.

Jacob Majola 2014/08/14 12:53:30 PM
How can a residence take matters for their own hands? We must work to help the police rather in this matters.
mabandla.mkhize 2014/08/14 01:07:25 PM
mr Mpofu will be to defend the basterd
DamnTheMan 2014/08/14 01:12:13 PM
Bring back the death penalty. And kill him the way the child died.(I'm willing to do it) Damn the man.
Riaan Van Der Walt 2014/08/14 03:06:03 PM
Die gemeente...
Christopher Hart 2014/08/14 10:36:04 PM
Jacob majola its your kind doing this the people need to take control you are obviously ignorant the police are over worked underpaid