Police probe murder after boy’s body found in Lenasia

Gauteng police are investigating a case of murder after the body of a boy was found on Friday.

Picture: SAPS

JOHANNESBURG – Gauteng police are investigating a case of murder after a boy's body was found on Friday.

Authorities believe the body may be that of a nine-year-old reported missing earlier this week.

It's understood Keketso Mahlakwana was playing with his friends outside his school on Tuesday when he was apparently taken by people in a white minibus taxi.

Police then launched an intensive search for him.

The body was found in a field opposite the Lenz Public Secondary School.

The police's Kay Makhubele says: “Police believe it might be the body of the boy reported missing on 16 May. We don’t know the cause of death, but we will be investigating."

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)