According to unverified reports circulating on Facebook, Bobo Andile Mchunu was dumped in a SAPS blue bag, a senior police officer received R50 000 bribe from one of the accused mothers.
Andile Bobo Mchunu’s murder case continues to open a can of worms. The 16-year-old Andile also known as Bobo was allegedly murdered for stealing alcohol and money at Magagula Lodge in Tongaat.
After his disappearance, Bobo was later found dead and his body dumped in Newton River.
Seven suspects were arrested (including the owner of the Magagula lodge) and six of them were brought to court on murder and kidnapping charges. The seventh suspect saw charges dropped against him since he was underage.
Poor case management, police involvement, community, and public outcry attracted the attention of Minister of Police Bheki Cele. The Minister visited the local police station where the case was first handled to “see for himself”.
Police involvement in Andile Bobo Mchunu’s murder case
A senior police officer was arrested for helping murder suspects in burying and dumping Andile Mchunu’s body, a case which police dismissed as fake news.
Another Tongaat police officer who was involved in dumping the body, committed suicide by shooting himself over the Bobo case SABC confirmed.
It is alleged that the mother of one of the murder suspects (Magagula Lodge owner) transferred R50 000 into the arrested police officer’s personal account. The senior police officer then helped in dumping Bobo’s body and provided with a SAPS blue bag.