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Gauteng woman in court after missing nephew’s body exhumed from her backyard

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The aunt’s 14-year-old son allegedly assisted his mother in beating the victim to death and burying the body in the backyard

Picture: Twitter/CrimeInSA

PRETORIA – The acting provincial commissioner of police in Gauteng, Major-General Girly Mbele, has condemned the incident in which a 16-year-old boy was allegedly beaten to death by his aunt and buried in the backyard.

The 35-year-old woman was arrested and she was expected to appear before the Tsakane Magistrate’s Court on Monday, facing charges of murder, defeating the ends of justice and perjury.

The teenager, identified as Neo Mahlangu, was reported missing by the aunt last month. Neo had apparently visited his aunt when he was attacked and murdered.

Picture: Twitter/CrimeInSA

The aunt’s 14-year-old son allegedly assisted his mother in beating Neo to death and burying the body in the backyard.

The body has been exhumed by police from a large pit that the aunt reportedly hired people to dig, saying that she wanted to install a water tank.

Picture: Twitter/CrimeInSA

Meanwhile, police in Gauteng arrested more than 700 suspects in weekend operations throughout the province for different crimes, including rape, sexual offences, murder, possession of unlicensed firearms, possession of suspected stolen property, and illegal trading of liquor.

Gauteng police spokesperson Colonel Dimakatso Sello said others were nabbed for allegedly dealing in drugs, driving under the influence of liquor, and some were undocumented immigrants.

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