5-year-old missing boy found dead

Khaya Restoration Rikhotso (5) was found dead after reportedly been missing.  Image supplied/ Limpopo SAPS. 

By Angie Nkuna

Tzaneen- Police in Maake outside Tzaneen are investigating the death of a reportedly missing child, Khaya Restoration Rikhotso (5) from Hovheni village.

The deceased was allegedly found by a passerby in the surrounding bushes following a massive search operation by the  Police, the family and the local community.

The circumstances around the victim’s death is subject to the ongoing Police investigations.

“This discovery follows his disappearance on 6 September 2018, It is alleged that his grandmother saw him playing at the gate in the yard. Later on, she checked on him and discovered that he was nowhere to be found.

“The inquest case is opened for further Police investigations.

“Anyone with information about this matter, may contact Colonel Cecil Machimane at 082 451 7181 or the Crime Stop number 08600 10111 or the crime line SMS 32211 or the nearest police station”,  said police spokesperson, L.T. Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe.