The body of a decomposed child found in Imizamo Yethu in Hout Bay in December has been confirmed to be Anothando Mhlobo.

Mhlobo (3) went missing in August and a man-hunt pursued in hopes of finding the suspect he was last seen with.

Last month, police uncovered a decomposed body and sent the remains for a DNA test.  The body was found in a rocky, sandy area of Imizamo Yethu in Hout Bay some 100m away from Mhlobo’s home.

“They have done the DNA test; it has been completed and can confirm that the child is the boy of the Mhlobos. I feel sad but they feel more than me. It is a bad situation,” said community leader Samkelo Krweqe to EWN.

When the child was declared missing, the community rallied to find him and were unsuccessful.

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Imogen Searra