DPP to decide on prosecution of Cuburne van Wyk’s killer

The child's burnt body was found at a dump site in Reiger Park in August.

FILE: Three-year-old Cuburne van Wyk’s burnt body was found at a dump site in Reiger Park in August. Picture: Supplied.

JOHANNESBURG - The Director of Public Prosecutions will now decide whether a man accused of the murder of three-year-old Cuburne van Wyk will be prosecuted.

The child's burnt body was found at a dump site in Reiger Park in August.

Nathaniel Katlego Mpoku made another brief appearance in the Boksburg Magistrates Court earlier today where the case was postponed to next week.

The Van Wyk family say they're frustrated with the manner in which his case has been handled so far and say they're starting to lose hope that justice will prevail.

The little boy's father, Elroy Petersen, says they just want to know the truth.

"We just want justice to be served at the moment. Not only I am cross but the whole community is cross."

The child disappeared while playing outside with his siblings. His body was discovered by a passer-by at a mine dump three days later.

This is the latest case to be called into question after charges were dropped in the case involving slain football star Senzo Meyiwa who was shot dead while visiting his girlfriend's mother's home in Vosloorus on 26 October.

Charges were also withdrawn against the man accused of murdering four-year-old Taegrin Morris, who was dragged by his mother's car during a hijacking in July.