Tuesday , October 3 2023

Kidnapped mother and her 2-year-old son found dead with throats slit in South Africa, suspect allegedly commits suicide (Photos)


Tragedy struck in Johannesburg, South Africa when a 28-year-old woman, Lesedi Radebe and her son, Bohlale, 2, were found murdered after they had gone missing for a while.

The mother and son were allegedly kidnapped last Friday, and were found with their throats slit.

The suspect who reportedly slit the throats of Radebe and her son died instantly after allegedly throwing himself in front of a moving truck. Motive of the killing is not yet known.

Gauteng police spokesperson, Dimakatso Sello said investigators found Radebe’s body on Saturday, June 4, in Utrecht near Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal along with her car and other belongings.

KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Nqobile Gwala confirmed that Bohlale was found dead on Monday, June, 6.

Gwala said charges of murder were being investigated. It is not yet known if the killer knew Radebe and her son prior to the murders.

“The victims were reported missing in Gauteng and the suspect was reported to have thrown himself under the moving truck,” Gwala added.

Social media users had shared a missing persons post in hopes of finding the mother and her son.

Simphiwe Simz Tshabalala posted on Facebook on Sunday that her sister and nephew were missing and asked that people help find them.

On Monday, June 6, the heartbroken Tshabalala posted that Radebe’s body had been found in Emadadeni, KwaZulu-Natal.

“We are still in search for her two-year-old son Bohlale and the man who appears on the picture is a suspect. If you have any information regarding his whereabouts please let us know or contact any of the numbers on the missing person report,” he posted, and attached a picture of the suspect.

A few hours later he posted that the boy had also been found dead.

“The search for the baby boy has also come to an end. This man killed both my sister and her son then proceeded to commit suicide. All three bodies were found in the same province in different locations.” he said.

Mseshi Bhengu also posted on Facebook about her experiences with Radebe.

“It’s really a huge loss, not only to Radebe family but also to people like us. We started together our Diplomas in 2014. It wasn’t easy but we have pushed so hard until the end.”

Charges of murder are being investigated.


About Chinenye Nwabueze

Nwabueze is a writer with passion for cutting-edge news

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