National 22.8.2016 10:31 am

Man charged with murdering brother to appear in court

Picture: Thinkstock

Picture: Thinkstock

The deceased brother was still in his school uniform when hawkers discovered his body.

North West police said on Monday that a 30-year-old man was been arrested for allegedly strangling his younger brother to death.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Pelonomi Makau said a 12-year-old boy was found dead with no visible injuries in an abandoned house near his school in Masutlhe village, outside Mahikeng, on August 17.

He was still in his school uniform when hawkers discovered his body.

Makau said a postmortem indicated that the boy had been strangled.

“Preliminary investigations revealed that the last person to be seen with the deceased was his older brother. Upon being questioned by the police, the deceased’s brother confirmed and admitted to having strangled his younger brother.”

The elder brother was arrested on Friday and was expected to appear in the Molopo Magistrates’ Court in Mmabatho on Monday.

The motive for the killing is still unknown.

– African News Agency (ANA).

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