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Mutilation and engraved walls: the tragic death of a KZN three-year-old

The boy’s father, a welder, has been arrested and charged with murder. His family says he is mentally ill

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The walls of a room in which three-year-old Zazi Nzama had last been seen with his father are littered with dozens of words scratched with a sharp object in English and Zulu.

Boy. Sisonke my girl. Amandia. Amanda. Inkezo — words that don’t seem to make any sense.

It was in this room that Zazi spent his last moments alive before his mutilated body was found by members of the Majozi family in the community of Thembalihle, near Estcourt, on Saturday...

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