Cape Town – Police in Limpopo have reportedly launched an investigation after a toddler aged between two and three, was found murdered and mutilated last week.
Reports indicated that a passer-by saw a sports bag dumped on the N1 near the Shell Ultra City petrol station and was shocked to find the toddler’s dismembered body.
“On Thursday May 19 around 7.50 in the morning, the police received an alert from a passer-by regarding the abandoned bag along the N1 road in Westenburg. On arrival at the scene, the police found the toddler’s mutilated body in a black bag which had ‘Sport Ruixinga’ written on the side. The child was wearing a blue tracksuit with white stripes and a pair of black baby’s shoes. The police also found a pink baby blanket, a towel and a blue and white sarong [in the bag], Times Live quoted Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo as saying.
Police investigations revealed the toddler also had a bandage wrapped around his left leg and left arm and was already in a state of decomposition, News24 reported.
The deceased was chopped with an unknown object before being put in the bag.
Provincial police commissioner Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe appealed to residents with information that could lead to the arrest of those responsible, to contact the police, according to Review Observer.
“Please assist the investigators in tracking down the heartless perpetrators of this horrendous crime and also in the identification of the deceased as well as locating the parents,” the report quoted her as saying. .