Last week, a young 13-year old boy by the name of Jerobeijn van Wyk reportedly stole some fruit in Klawer in the Western Cape. He was then chased by a 56-year old man in a bakkie and disappeared.
On Thursday, 4 February, human remains were discovered in the 56-year old man’s drain pipe after his home was searched for the missing boy, according to EWN.
Said human remains are believed to be an ear, intestines and a kidney, as nonprofit Keep The Energy reports.
Daniel Smit was then arrested over the weekend and charged with murder, kidnapping, assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and eating the ends of justice according to the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA)’s Eric Ntabazalila.
Smit appeared in the Klawer Magistrate’s Court on Monday, where angry residents of the area protested outside. People felt that the police had failed the young boy and his mother in not assisting the search sooner enough.
Of the alleged murderer, it’s been reported by multiple sources that he has confessed to the murder to his attorney, Sannie Human. He has also decided to forgo his bail bid according to Ntabazalila.
“He admits the murder,” Human was quoted as saying as per the Citizen, reportedly adding that “he knows what he did was wrong.”
The case has been postponed until 26 April for further investigation.
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