The Nyanga Community Police Forum (CPF) has raised concerns over the dumping of corpses on private, residential properties in Crossroads.
On Friday, 19 August, yet another body was found dumped in someone’s yard, this time of a young boy in a sports bag.
A few weeks ago, the body of a 15-year old, Aviwe Mgosi was found dumped in a wheelie bin inside a yard by an identified suspect, five houses away. The suspect has been arrested.
According to the Nyanga CPF chairperson, Dumisani Qwebe said the family had identified the body.
According to the young boy’s mother, who came forward to claim the body of the child, he left home after 6pm to play.
The child was, however, not reported as missing and the mother only came forward after the body was found, reports IOL. The dumping of bodies in the yard’s of people are getting out of hand, more especially the killing of people.
“It is unacceptable that in 19 days two bodies have been found,” said Qwebe.
Community anti-crime activist Patrick Mwanda, who belongs to Crush Crime which patrols the community, said this was the third body to be dumped in the area in the past year.
Mwanda said the yard where the body was found had been a dumping site as it was not enclosed.
Mwanda expressed his concerns by saying, “We have convened a community meeting on Thursday as this is getting out of hand. A community member has offered to purchase building materials to close off the yard as the owner is an old man staying alone and is not well.”
He added that it is concerning and it is not about the specific yard but rather about the safety of the area.
“While in the past we have patrols in the late hours of the evening, we lack support from the CPF and the police,” he said.
Police spokesperson FC van Wyk said the circumstances surrounding the death of the boy were under investigation and cause of the boy’s death was yet to be established.