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Reiger Park family confident of arrests

The family of Taegrin Morris say they hope that those responsible will be brought to justice.

Debra Boards, the aunt of four-year-old Taegrin Morris, who died after being dragged behind a hijacked car on 19 July 2014, is comforted by a friend. Picture: EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The family of a four-year-old boy who died after being dragged from a hijacked vehicle in Reiger Park say they are confident police will put his killers behind bars.

Taegrin Morris was still being held by a strap from his seat belt when the hijackers drove away on Saturday leaving him hanging outside the car.

The little boy's family say they hope that those responsible for his death will be brought to book.

His mother Chantel Morris says she believes after this traumatic experience the community will be able to find peace one day.

"On Saturday night my child's life ended and transformation for Reiger Park began."

Taegrin's eight-year-old sister had a message for her little brother.

"I loved Taegrin and he was my friend and brother."

The little boy's memorial service will be held tomorrow and the family has asked community members to dress in black to express their outrage at the senseless tragedy.

Furthermore, the South African Council of Churches (SACC) says Taegrin's killing demonstrates a bigger problem of how "cruel and careless" the nation has become.

President of the SACC Bishop Ziphozihle Siwa said, "The incident in Reiger Park shows that something has gone wrong in our nation and such things must be fought."

Meanwhile, police are now offering a R100,000 reward to anyone with information on the hijackers.

Gauteng Police Commissioner Lesetja Mothiba visited the Morris family yesterday and urged residents to work with the police.

Mothiba added that some community members expressed that they want to take the law into their own hands and stressed that the police should be allowed to do their jobs.

Video: Morris family speaks out.

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