The corpse of 16-year-old Neo Mahlangu, who was declared missing three weeks ago by his aunt, has been found buried in her backyard in South Africa.
Neo was declared missing after visiting his aunt identified as Andile Aalivirah, in Tsakane, Gautenglast month. The teenager was allegedly beaten to death by the woman.
His aunt, who had lodged a case of a missing person at the police station, was arrested together with her 14-year-old son on Friday 1st April.
The woman’s son reportedly assisted his mother in beating Neo to death and burying the body in the backyard.
The body was exhumed by police from a large pit which the aunt reportedly hired people to dig in the pretence of wanting to install a water tank.
The 36-year-old woman is expected to appear before the Tsakane Magistrate’s Court on Monday, 4th April, facing charges of murder, defeating the ends of justice and perjury.