A 12-year-old Tembisa boy is recovering in hospital after his genitals were hacked off by three men on Monday.
Police spokesperson Lieutenant Kay Makhubela said that officers had arrested two men and the third was still on the run.
“This boy was called by three males who are known to him [who said] they wanted to send him to call a lady. They promised to pay him for calling her,” he said.
“When he went to them, they grabbed him and took him under the bridge where they took off his clothes and cut off his private parts.”
The bloodied child was found by a passer-by who took him to hospital and called the police.
“Fortunately he knew those involved and he pointed them out. Two were arrested and one is still outstanding.
“The motive is not yet known and the two men will appear in the Tembisa Magistrate’s Court soon,” Makhubela said.