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Taegrin Morris case gets new investigator

The family says they're hopeful proper investigative procedures will now be followed.

FILE: A new investigative officer has been appointed to head up the Taegrin Morris case. Picture: Supplied

JOHANNESBURG - A new investigating officer has taken over the murder case of four-year-old Taegrin Morris who was killed in a hijacking in Reiger Park.

The police's case against their only suspect fell apart and last week after the man who was arrested, was released due to a lack of evidence.

The four-year-old boy was dragged by his mother's hijacked vehicle for several kilometers in Boksburg in July.

Taegrin's father, Alwin Morris, says he's extremely disappointed by the manner in which the investigation was handled.

"We even said to the investigating officer in the case, they must take their time, we not in a hurry. Things should be done properly because normally this is what happens."

Morris says the family has been told police didn't follow proper procedure during the investigation and identification parade which caused the case to collapse.

Thamsanqa Twala was set free by a magistrate at the Boksburg court, much to the shock and outrage of community members.

Last week, the only suspect arrested for the murder of soccer star Senzo Meyiwa was also released due to a lack of evidence.

The police have come under fire and the role of investigators has been placed in the spotlight.