The horrific finding of missing 16-year-old, Luyanda Mvelase of Intabazwe near Harrismith shocked the police, family and community.

The young man went missing on 27 January 2022 and was never seen since then. The police received a complaint of a body of a boy that was found in the veld near Skomplaas section of Intabazwe, Harrismith.

On arrival at the scene the body was decomposed and half naked with multiple stab wounds at the back. The deceased was positively identified by his mother. A case of murder is being investigated.

Any person with information that may lead to the arrest and conviction of the suspect(s) can contact Harrismith police at 058 624 1000 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111 or by using MySAPS app.

Source: South African Police Service

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