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Stepfather Arrested For Alleged Murder Of 13-Year-Old Stepson

On the evening of Friday, June 21, 2024, police were called to a residence in Oos Einde, Rustenburg, by a concerned neighbour.

A 37-year-old stepfather is set to appear before the Rustenburg Magistrates’ Court tomorrow, Monday, to face charges related to the alleged murder of his 13-year-old stepson.

This tragic incident has shocked the community and raised significant concerns about child safety within the home.

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On the evening of Friday, June 21, 2024, police were called to a residence in Oos Einde, Rustenburg, by a concerned neighbour. Upon arrival, they discovered the body of young Olebogeng Molebangwe, who had succumbed to his injuries inside the house.

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Initial examinations revealed that the boy sustained two stab wounds on his upper arm. The suspect, now in custody, claimed that he had assaulted Olebogeng with a belt as a form of punishment for allegedly leaving his younger sibling unattended.

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The North West Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Sello, expressed his deep condemnation of the incident, emphasizing the responsibility of guardians to protect their wards.

He further instructed the investigation team to ensure that justice is served swiftly and meticulously. The visible assault injuries on the victim’s body have intensified calls for a thorough investigation to uncover the full extent of the violence he endured.

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Parusha Naidoo for SurgeZirc SA
Parusha Naidoo for SurgeZirc SA
Parusha Naidoo is a skilled journalist who writes local and world news for SurgeZirc South Africa. With a passion for delivering accurate and reliable information, Parusha has become a trusted voice in the news industry. With years of experience in the field, Parusha has developed a keen eye for identifying important stories and presenting them in a clear and concise manner.
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