Missing teen found beheaded in Umlazi

04 April 2017 - 16:25
By Taschica Pillay

A teenager was found decapitated in Umlazi‚ Durban on Tuesday morning.

Police spokesman Captain Nqobile Gwala said a member of the public found a human head near a school.

Gwala said the 15-year-old had been taken from his home after midnight by unknown suspects.

“His body was found not far from where the head was found with a gunshot wound. Police investigations led them to a house in Umlazi where two suspects were arrested.

“The suspects aged 18 and 19 were found in possession of two unlicensed firearms. They will appear in the Umlazi Magistrate’s Court soon on charges of murder and possession of an unlicensed firearm.”

Gwala said the acting provincial commissioner‚ Major General Bheki Langa‚ condemned the brutal killing.