Six in custody after human remains found during search for Tongaat teen

Siphamandla Goge reports from Hambanathi township in Tongaat after KwaZulu-Natal police discovered what is suspected to be human remains. Courtesy #DStv403

TONGAAT - Police have recovered human remains at a river in Tongaat in KwaZulu-Natal while searching for a missing teenager.

The 16-year-old Grade 12 pupil was last seen two weeks ago.

It’s alleged he was left in a critical condition after being assaulted at a popular lounge where he was accused of alcohol theft.

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Police say they questioned six suspects which led them to the remains.

Tongaat community members came out in numbers to observe the police’s search-and-rescue mission.

KwaZulu-Natal SAPS spokesperson Brigadier Jay Naicker said the remains will be submitted the DNA testing to establish the identity of the victim.

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"The six suspects are still in custody and our investigations are still continuing," Naicker said.

Family members say they are now hoping for a positive identification.

The family and locals say they’ll not rest until justice has been done for the boy.


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