Man questioned over Reiger Park hijacking
An unidentified man has been taken in for questioning but has not been named as a suspect.
JOHANNESBURG - Reiger Park police on Monday confirmed a man was questioned in connection with a hijacking in which a four-year old boy died at the weekend.
Taegrin Morris was dragged behind his parents' hijacked car on Saturday and his body was later found next to the abandoned vehicle.
Police denied the man they were questioning was a suspect in the case, saying only that they hoped he'd be able to help them with their investigation.
Morris's aunt Debra Boards says the boy's mother, Chantel, identified one of the men she believes hijacked the car.
She said the man was a familiar face in the community and often asked her for food and clothes.
Boards said she was shocked to hear that he may have been involved.
However, it's still not clear if the man identified by the family is the same person currently being questioned.
Meanwhile, Gauteng Premier David Makhura says he's shocked and outraged by the incident.
He also reacted to another hijacking in Gauteng that saw a young boy being abducted for several days.
Six-year-old Mongezi Phike was today reunited with his mother after he was driven off by hijackers who attacked his father in Bronkhorstspruit last Tuesday.
The boy was eventually dropped off in Johannesburg on Saturday after he was fed bread, chips and water by his captors.
Makhura says he's ordered police to speed up their investigations into the two incidents.
"These criminals, these murderers, these heartless people who don't deserve to be called human beings have to be found by the police with immediate effect."
The premier added the perpetrators were local and known to the communities.