Mohammed Vahed Ebrahim, the man accused of kidnapping and killing nine-year-old Miguel Louw, was found guilty in the Durban High Court on Monday.
DURBAN – Mohammed Vahed Ebrahim has been found guilty of the premeditated murder of Miguel Louw.
Judgement was delivered in the Durban High Court on Monday.
Ebrahim, 44, was convicted on charges of kidnapping, murder and theft.
According to NPA spokesperson, Natasha Ramkisson-Kara, sentencing is expected on Wednesday.
The Grade 4 learner was last seen in the presence of Ebrahim at an eatery near his home in July 2018.
His decomposed body was found in a shallow grave in Longbury Drive, Phoenix near Ebrahim’s home.
The court heard that Ebrahim occasionally lived at Miguel’s home in Sydenham and performed odd jobs around their home.
According to State indictments prior to the incident, Ebrahim and Miguel’s mother had an argument.
“As a result, the accused decided to kill the deceased in order to exact revenge on the deceased’s mother.“
Ebrahim maintained his innocence throughout proceedings and has remained behinds bars throughout the trial.