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Reiger Park murders: Makhura visits families

Makhura visited the relatives of Taegrin Morris, Cuburne van Wyk and Siphamandla Madikane.

FILE: Gauteng Premier David Makhurahas visited 3 Reiger Park families who have lost their children to crime. Pictur: EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng Premier David Makhura has visited three Reiger Park families who have lost their children to crime in the area.

Makhura visited the relatives of Taegrin Morris, Cuburne van Wyk and Siphamandla Madikane to update them on their children's cases.

The children were all under the ages of 10.

Morris was dragged behind his mother's hijacked vehicle for several kilometres and found dead next to the abandoned VW golf in July.

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.

Ten-year-old Madikane died last November after being suffocated.

His half burnt body was discovered by a passer-by in a bush near the Ramaphosa informal settlement on Johannesburg's East Rand after he'd been reported missing.

All three murders remain unsolved, leaving the families and the community demanding answers.

Makhura said he's taking the issue seriously and has dispatched his provincial Cabinet and the Gauteng police commissioner Joel Mothiba to the area to address residents' concerns.

Van Wyk's father has meanwhile urged the premier to put more pressure on law enforcement officials to solve his son's murder.