Phiyega urged to work hard and solve murder cases

A march against crime, to police Commissioner Riah Phiyega’s office in Pretoria, took place yesterday.

National Police Commissioner, Riah Phiyega receives a memorandum from concerned members of community, citing crime as their major challenge in society. Picture: Mia Lindeque/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The family of three-year-old Cuburne van Wyk has pleaded with National Police Commissioner to work harder to resolve murder cases and bring closure to grieving families.

Earlier this year, Curburne was killed and his body left on a mine dump in Reiger Park.

Three days after little Curburne was reported missing, his partially burnt body was found at a mine dump.

A man has since been arrested.

On Thursday, the little boy's family participated in a march against crime to police Commissioner Riah Phiyega's office in Pretoria.

Curburne's aunt says she initially broke down when police told the family they didn't have enough evidence.

She says the family are still struggling to cope after the child's death.

"Day after day his brother and sister ask, 'when is Cuburne coming home'?

The suspect who was arrested, Katlego Phoku, will be back in the Boksburg Magistrate Court next month.