South Africa, Durban – Judgment was delivered in the Durban High Court on Monday. Ebrahim, 44, was convicted on charges of kidnapping, murder, and theft.
The Grade 4 learner was last seen in the presence of Ebrahim at an eatery near his home in July 2018.
His decomposed body was found in a shallow grave in Longbury Drive, Phoenix, near Ebrahim’s home.
The court heard Ebrahim occasionally lived at Miguel’s home in Sydenham and performed odd jobs around their home.
National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson Natasha Ramkisson-Kara said the sentencing was expected on Wednesday.
According to State indictments prior to the incident, Ebrahim and Miguel’s mother had an argument.
“As a result, the accused decided to kill the deceased in order to exact revenge on the deceased’s mother.“
Ebrahim maintained his innocence throughout proceedings and has remained behind bars.