Police: Used condom found near boy’s body

A 10-year-old boy found murdered in Ramaphosa informal settlement may have also been raped.

A young Siphamandla Madikane photographed a few years before his death. The 10-year-old was murdered and possibly raped. His half burned body was found in Ramaphosa on 4 November. Picture: Supplied

REIGER PARK - Police are investigating a case of murder and are considering adding a rape charge after a used condom was found on the scene where 1 0-year-old Siphamandla Madikane's body was found in the Ramaphosa informal settlement.

The boy's half burnt and naked body was found in the veld in Reiger Park on Gauteng's East Rand on Monday.

Police say a passerby found the body.

Madikane's mouth was also stuffed with socks.

He was reported missing after disappearing from a friend's house on Sunday night.

His sister Bongiwe Madikane told Eyewitness News she wants those responsible to face the same fate.

The 23-year-old says she doesn't know how her little brother ended up so far away from home.

She says Siphamandla and a friend were approached by a man who wanted to send them to the shop on Sunday.

It's understood the friend refused but Siphamandla agreed to go.

Bongiwe has described her brother as a respectful boy who always listened to his elders.