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The mutilated body of a toddler discovered in South Africa has led to the arrest of the child’s father following the horrific murder.
The three-year-old boy was found dead with a nail through his head and his eyes and genitals removed in a sickening murder.
His mutilated body was found at 38-year-old Themba Majozi's home in the in the Thembalihle neighbourhood of Estcourt in South Africa on November 27.
Majozi has since been arrested in connection to the discovery.
Details of the horrifying crime have been shared by local news outlets with the toddler going missing on November 27 after a man collected him from his grandmother’s house at 9am.
The unnamed man is reported to have been “known” by the grandmother – with the family member becoming concerned when the young boy wasn’t returned that evening.
Family members then commenced a search for the boy, with waZulu-Natal police spokesperson Captain Nqobile Gwala revealing his body was found “in a terrible state dumped in the bush".
KwaZulu-Natal social development MEC Nonhlanhla Khoza gave details of the young child’s injuries.
The Sun reports Khoza stating: “A nail was driven through his skull and his eyes and genitals were removed.
“Police must quickly conclude the investigation and arrest the perpetrators involved in this murder of an innocent child."
They added: "The police investigation should dig deeper on how this child went missing at his home while left in the care of his father.
"This is tragic and the family need to find closure following this murder.”
The KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Khombinkosi Jula has slammed the violent murder.
He said: ”I am glad that the suspect is behind bars for his evil deeds.”
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