KZN teenager sentenced to 15 years in jail for raping 12-year-old boy

A KZN teenager who raped a 12-year-old boy has been jailed for15 years. Sifiso Nkatha, 18, was convicted and sentenced in the Durban Regional Court this week. Police said the incident took place on June 19, 2018. The victim was playing with his friends when he was called by the accused, who was 15-years-old at […]

Couple arrested for ‘selling’ drugs to 12-year-old child

A 26-year-old man and his 24-year-old wife have been arrested for allegedly selling drugs to a 12-year-old child in Clocolan, Free State, on Sunday. According to Brigadier Motantsi Makhele, two off-duty members from Clocolan police station received information about drug dealers who sold drugs to a 12-year-old child. “The parent and the members responded swiftly […]

Nurse arrested for assaulting 12-year-old girl

A nurse from Mbombela and his mother have been charged with the “brutal” assault of a 12-year-old girl they claimed was “being disrespectful”. Siphosethu Sean Nkuna, 30, a nurse, allegedly beat the girl last weekend while his 52-year-old mother Beauty Mercy Nkosi pinned her down, Mpumalanga police spokesperson Brigadier Leonard Hlathi said on Saturday. “Pictures […]

Missing 12-year-old Limpopo boy found and his body parts cut off

Limpopo police have launched a manhunt after a missing 12-year-old boy was found, killed in a ritual-related murder, and dumped at a nearby graveyard. Limpopo police spokesman Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe said the boy had allegedly went to a toilet when he disappeared on Thursday night, 11 February. His body was allegedly discovered by a passerby […]

12-year-old Limpopo boy’s mutilated body found near graveyard

The mutilated body of a 12-year-old boy has been discovered next to a graveyard in Makgofe village outside Polokwane, the South African Police Service said on Friday. “The provincial commissioner of the SAPS in Limpopo, Lieutenant-General Nneke Ledwaba, has ordered for the implementation of the 72-hour activation plan for the arrest of the suspects involved […]

Man achieves his wish as he burns his 12-year-old neighbour with boiling water

My neighbour almost killed my child! This was according to a father who said his neighbour poured boiling water on his 12-year-old daughter’s neck. The dad from Lusaka in Mamelodi, Tshwane, said the incident happened on Saturday, 6 February. “My child went to my neighbour’s house to play and the kids started throwing rocks at […]

Deceased 12-year-old pupil did not have COVID-19

It is still unknown what caused the death of a 12-year-old pupil at Kokosi Primary School in Fochville. The Grade 7 pupil, who died on Thursday, tested negative for COVID-19. This has been revealed by the Gauteng health department. Ben Thokozani Thafeni was not feeling well at school, his temperature was checked and he was […]

48-year-old man arrested after body of a missing 12-year-old girl found in Phillipi

A 12-year-old girl from Grassy Park has been missing since Tuesday 7 January 2020. She was last seen with a man who lives in the same street. Western Cape police have announced that the body of a missing 12-year-old girl from Grassy Park, has been found in Phillipi. “Western Cape police investigation into the disappearance […]


Man nabbed for murdering a 12-year-old schoolgirl

Five other suspects were arrested less than 24 hours after Alvineesha Brookes was caught in the crossfire of a gang-shooting in Buys Street. Enrico Gerwel, 21, appeared in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s Court on Thursday for allegedly murdering 12-year-old Alvineesha Brookes. Police spokesperson, Colonel Priscilla Naidu said the case against Gerwel was postponed until June […]