DNA testing fast-tracked to identify body - Cele

DNA testing fast-tracked to identify body - Cele

Police Minister, Bheki Cele says they are working to expedite the DNA analysis on the remains found in a river in Tongaat - believed to be of teenager - Andile 'Bobo' Mbuthu.

Bheki Cele Andile Bobo home

The 16-year-old boy disappeared over two weeks ago.

It's alleged he was severely beaten up at a local tavern after being accused of stealing liquor.

Divers retrieved remains from a river in Hambanathi on Friday.

Cele visited the child's family earlier today and says forensics are still working to identify the body.

"Though the indication at the present moment tells us it could be the boy, we are waiting for the science to confirm."

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Seven suspects have been arrested and charged with kidnapping and murder.

Six of them appeared in the Verulam Magistrate's Court on Monday and have been remanded in custody.

A seventh suspect is a minor.

Andile's cousin, Asphile Thabethesays they don't deserve bail.

"Why him? Because he wouldn't have done something wrong. He is a nice person."

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