A 32-year-old man is expected to appear in the Jan Kempdorp magistrate court on Monday for allegedly killing a 6-year-old boy.
The boy was allegedly killed while trying to protect his mother from being raped. The man was arrested by police while roaming around the community.
“We are investigating a case of murder following the death of a six-year-old boy, Kutlwano Garesape in Jankempdorp, the suspect was arrested and charged with murder,” said Captain Olebogeng Tawana.
The incident happened on 12 August when the deceased was in the company of his mother on their way to school.
While they were on their way to school they were allegedly attacked by the suspect.
In the process Kutlwano tried to defend his mother against the attacker and the suspect allegedly fatally stabbed him.
Northern Cape Premier Sylvia Lucas joined organisations and individuals who have expressed shock at the attack and killing of the six-year-old boy.
Lucas labelled the killing as a “senseless and insensitive attack that came during a month when we actively advocate for the rights of women”.
Lucas said there can be no justifiable reason or explanation for one person to inflict so much pain and suffering on an innocent child.
“Kutlwano had his whole life ahead of him and then one merciless act destroyed the life of a child, that of his parents and the community.
“More disturbing is the fact that this innocent boy was on his way to school to get an education” she said.