Reiger Park dad: My boy’s killer deserves death
Police continue DNA tests on a child’s body that was discovered at a mine dump in Reiger Park.
JOHANNESBURG - The parents of a three-year-old boy who went missing last Wednesday have vented their anger at the discovery of what they believe is their son's body.
The body of a partially burnt boy was discovered at a mine dump in Reiger Park on Friday afternoon.
Although police are still conducting DNA tests to determine his identity, Curburne van Wyk's parents say they are convinced it is their son.
The boy was found wearing tracksuit pants that Curburne was wearing when he was last seen on Wednesday.
Curburne's father Elroy Peterson says the person who did this is a monster.
"I'm feeling very bad because it's my boy. The guy that did this is insane. He doesn't have brains. A small boy. Men fight men, not children."
He says he should also be killed.
"He needs people to kill him. Maybe his parents will feel better. His parents will feel like I feel today."
The community of Reiger Park has also called for the harshest sentence against the person who killed the little boy.
This man who discovered the boy's body and has asked not to be named says the killer deserves the death sentence.
"The very worst part of my heart is when I realised they put a big stone on his head of that little boy. That's where I don't know where to shout because for things like this I think we need the death sentence."
Eyewitnesses say they saw a man offering van Wyk and another two children biscuits before leaving with the three-year-old.
The police's Noxolo Khweza says they are still searching for the man to question him about the disappearance of Curburne van Wyk.
Watch: The parents of a three-year-old missing boy are convinced it is their son. EWN's Sebabatso Mosamo reports.