AN UNCLE  will appear in court today for allegedly beheading his nephew.

Captain Namhla Mdleleni said: “Police management has learnt with shock and dismay of the murder of a four-year-old boy at Xolobe administrative area, Tsomo in Eastern Cape.

“According to information, on Thursday the boy and his sister (7) were left with their uncle by their gogo, who went to town for her grant. The uncle forced the sister to go to school, leaving her brother behind.”

“On arrival back from school, she found her brother covered with a cloth, already dead.

“Police were summoned and found the body without the head. Upon searching, the head was found hanged outside in a tree,” Mdleleni said.

A murder case was opened and uncle the 37-year-old uncle will appear before Tsomo Magistrate Court on today.

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