Makhura wants justice for Reiger Park boy
The four-year-old was killed after being dragged by his parent's hijacked vehicle.
JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng Premier David Makhura says he's ordered police to step up their investigations into the death of a four-year-old boy who was dragged from his mother's car in Reiger Park to Boksburg during a hijacking.
Taegrin Morris' mother Chantel was hijacked on Saturday evening by two armed men.
She says she pleaded with the pair to let her take her son who'd been strapped to his car seat but they sped off with him.
The vehicle was later found abandoned in Boksburg with Taegrin's body still hanging from it.
During a visit to the family home this morning the premier called for a speedy investigation.
"This act was heartless. Dragging a small boy for 8 km shows they could have been under the influence of drugs as we know the community has a drug problem."
Video: Morris family speaks out.
The family is receiving counselling and no arrests have been made.
Gauteng police are offering a reward of up to R50,000 for any information on the incident.
The police's Noxolo Kweza said the police are urging the public to come forward with information.
MOTHER'S ORDEAL AS CHILD DRAGGED TO DEATH
The parents of the four-year-old appealed to authorities to do everything possible to find those responsible.
Chantel said the horror of watching her child being dragged outside her car is unbearable.
"I don't know how many times they drove over him. They drove over my child!"
His father Elwin Morris has a stern warning for the hijackers.
"I feel like killing those people, God must help the police to catch them first before I do."