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Reiger Park must get the justice it deserves, says slain boy's dad

The community is hoping justice will be served in the Cuburne van Wyk murder trial in April this year.

The parents of slain toddler Curburne van Wyk in Reiger Park. Picture: EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The Reiger Park community is hoping to see justice in the murder case of Cuburne van Wyk.

On Monday, the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) ruled Nathaniel Katlego Mpoku, the man accused of killing the three-year-old boy, will stand trial in the High Court in Johannesburg in April this year.

The van Wyk family say they're relieved at this development.

They want to know why their child was murdered and his body dumped on a mine dump.

Reiger Park residents have made headlines in recent months, expressing outrage after murder charges against a man accused of killing Taegrin Morris were dropped.

However, the community is relieved after the DPP transferred van Wyk's murder case to the High Court.

Mpoku, who is accused of kidnapping and killing the child in August 2014, will stand trial in the Palm Ridge Magistrates Court in late April.

Van Wyk's father, Elroy Peterson, says it's now up to the police to do their job and prove the accused is guilty.

"It seems like all the cases at the Boksburg Court go missing or get lost or dockets get lost or go missing or there's a problem."

He says the community must get the justice it deserves.