- The body of missing schoolboy Miguel Louw was found near the home of the only suspect of his murder
- Mohammed Ebrahim is currently in jail after he was arrested 3 days after Miguel was last seen alive
- The father of the suspect says he has been haunted by young Miguel's disappearance
9-year-old Miguel Louw's disappearance had South Africans fearing the worst but hoping for the best. The schoolboy disappeared on July 17, 2018.
Sadly, the young boy's body was found on 3 August in a ravine, crushing the hopes of his family and friends. He was still wearing his school uniform.
TimesLIVE reported that a badly decomposed body was found in Phoenix, barely 100m away from the home of 43-year-old Mohammed Ebrahim.
Mohammed, a butcher by profession, was arrested 3 days after the little boy's disappearance but allegedly refused to give any information. He was found with the boy's original birth certificate on him, as well as the ID of the boy's mother.
Mohammed was granted bail of R2 500 but remained in jail because his family did not have the money to pay for bail.
Sheik Ebrahim Shah, father of Mohammed, says he has been haunted by Miguel's disappearance.
He says he lies awake at night thinking about "this baby". He has a grandson that is the same age as Miguel and couldn't imagine the pain his family must be going through.
I am disheartened and I am hurt... I’m so hurt. We have been reading about what happened down there and‚ to be honest with you‚ I feel like I am not the same person I was before this.
The 77-year-old hopes Miguel's family will be able to find some closure. His family has been suffering as well. People visit their home, looking for Mohammed.
The family feels ashamed and is constantly harassed by the public. They live in fear of what the angered public would do to them.
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