Anger after politicians fail to address community on Taegrin Morris case
Taegrin Morris's father Elwin says he has lost all hope in the justice system.
JOHANNESBURG - Taegrin Morris's father, Elwin Morris, says state prosecutors and politicians have failed to arrive at a meeting in Reiger Park arranged to explain to the community why charges were withdrawn against the only suspect in the case.
The four-year-old boy was dragged behind his mother's hijacked vehicle for several kilometres and found dead next to the abandoned VW golf in July.
Elwin said he's furious that provincial government and state prosecutors who worked on his son's murder case failed to show up despite promising to provide clarity to the angry community.
Last week, the state withdrew charges against Thamsanqa Twala including that of murder due to a lack of evidence.
Upon hearing the news, community members reacted with shock and outrage.
Morris's father said the family of three-year-old Cuburne van Wyk attended the meeting.
Van Wyk was abducted from his Reiger Park home in August and his partially burnt body was discovered a short while later on a mine dump in the area.
Elwin said he has lost all hope in the justice system.
Last week, Gauteng MEC for Community Safety, Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane, expressed shock that the charges against Twala accused of killing Morris were withdrawn.
She said she thought the police were on track with the investigation.