Advocate Silas Nobela of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) is confident the state could start its trial against murder and rape accused Amos Maluleke.
He appeared in the Atteridgeville Magistrate’s Court on Thursday.
Nobela said investigations were complete.
The NPA could transfer the case to the Gauteng High Court, Pretoria, he added.
Last month, Nobela successfully convinced magistrate Shana Hitchcock to can Maluleke’s bail bid.
The family of Hlayisani Baloyi, aged 8, who Maluleke is accused of raping and murdering, community members and members of the Atteridgeville branch of the ANC Women’s League were in court.
Maluleke is alleged to have used a lollipop to lure the boy to his Atteridgeville home. He is accused of raping the boy before suffocating him with a pillow.
The boy’s body was found dumped near a shack in Saulsville by angry community members who had been searching for the child.
His neck had been twisted and his pants covered in blood. His shoes were also missing.
ANC Women’s League deputy chairperson in the area Catherine Meyers said they supported the family because they believed that Maluleke raped the child and dumped his body “as if he was an animal”.
Advocate Silas Nobela of the NPA is confident the state could start its trial against murder and rape accused Amos Maluleke.