Child killer to remain behind bars for life

Simbongile Madikizela (24) was sentenced to life imprisonment by the Ramsgate High Court for murder and an additional five years for kidnapping. On 26 May 2017, Madikizela kidnapped a three-year-old boy from Louisiana and murdered him for traditional medicine. An intensive investigation led police to Mpisi location in Bizana where he was arrested on 1 June 2017. Madikizela led police to a sugarcane plantation in Louisiana where the remains of the little boy were found.

He remained in police custody during his trial until he was found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment on 21 January 2019.

Source: South African Police Service