‘A plethora of evidence’: Miguel Louw’s killer is found guilty

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‘A plethora of evidence’: Miguel Louw’s killer is found guilty

Rejecting the defence’s theories, judge says it seems jealousy was behind the murder of the nine-year-old

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Mohamed Vahed Ebrahim has been found guilty of the kidnapping and premeditated murder of nine-year-old Miguel Louw, whose decomposed body was discovered in bushes in Phoenix in September 2018, about six weeks after he went missing.

Louw, who was a grade 4 pupil at Sydenham, was last seen in the company of Ebrahim, who was a friend of his mother and used to do odd jobs for the family.

Sentencing proceedings are expected to get under way on Wednesday when Ebrahim will have to put forward “substantial and compelling circumstances” if he wishes to avoid the prescribed sentence of life imprisonment...

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