A man handed himself to the police after the murder of a 10-year-old boy

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Tebogo Msimanga |

A 41-year-old man is behind bars after handing himself to the police at Mhluzi following the murder of a 10-year-old boy who was reportedly shot and killed after a soccer match on the evening of 14 August 2022 around 18h00.

Mpumalanga Police Spokesperson Brigadier Selvy Mohlala said according to the information, on that fateful day there were soccer games held at the sports grounds in Mhluzi. “The tournament by teams was completed and thereafter participants left with only a few people remaining, including the teenager. It is said that a sound of a gunshot was heard then the young boy was seen falling”.

Mohlala said police and medical personnel were summoned and the young boy was unfortunately certified dead by the paramedics at the scene however the motive is unknown.

“Police opened a murder case and while still at the scene, they noticed that the victim had a gunshot wound in the head. Police received some news regarding a possible suspect in the murder incident and whilst in pursuit of this information, the said man handed himself over to the police on Friday, 19 August 2022 and he was detained.

He is expected to appear in the Middelburg Magistrate’s Court on Monday, 22 August 2022 facing a charge of murder.

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