Kidnapped Children Found Dead

13-year-old Gabisile Shabani and the 15-month-old Nkosikhona Welcome Ngwenya were found. They have been murdered.

The siblings’ bodies were discovered on February 20.

A body was retrieved from the Zaalkap River on the N4 Highway

Gabisile’s body recovered at Cullinan in the bushes while Nkosikhona’s body was retrieved by police divers from the Zaalkap River on the N4 Highway.

Brigadier Leonard Hlathi police provincial spokesperson said that a 32 year-old suspect has been arrested by the police.

 The suspect has been charged with kidnapping and will appear at the Witbank Magistrate Court on Thursday, February 22.


The police are excepting more arrest because they believe more people were involved in the case.

The kidnapping of Gabisile and Nkosikhona made headlines when three unknown men broke into their house and kidnapped the children on January 21.

For the past month, the community and police searched relentlessly.

Witbank News