ANGRY residents of Orlando East, Soweto want revenge for the brutal murder of Tinyiko Reckson.
The five-year-old boy was yesterday killed by an unknown attacker.
The residents say his death was no accident, but a sacrificial killing, because it was just a few days before Good Friday.
According to witness Lipolelo Boboke (34), the killer was dressed in a church uniform.
She said: “I was bathing when I heard a child who lives in the back room screaming for help.
“I went to check as the screams were hysterical and frightening. To my shock I found a man sitting on top of the boy.”
Lipolelo said as she approached, the man pulled out a knife and stabbed the boy three times in the neck.
“I only realised it was Tinyiko when the man lifted his head to suck his blood. I froze in shock. I have never seen anything like this.
“After sucking the boy’s blood, the man stared at him while still sitting on top of him. I screamed for help, but he didn’t move.”
Lipolelo said the killer only moved when he was given a klap by a man who responded to her screams.
The killer tried to run away but was caught by residents and beaten.
Furious Andries Ndlovu (30) said: “It’s the school holidays and our children want to play freely. They can’t because there are vampires out to get their blood in broad daylight. This man should have been killed.”
Residents have vowed to find his home and burn it down.
The little boy’s mum, Rosina Mosioa, was too traumatised to speak to the media.
SAPS spokesman Kay Makhubele said a case of murder had been opened.
“A 21-year-old suspect was arrested and will appear in court soon.
“We have asked for the family to be given space to mourn as their loss is hard for them to come to terms with.”