Mohammed Ebrahim, 43, was dramatically taken into custody by investigating officers following a brief appearance in the Durban Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday. Ebrahim was out on R2 500 bail.
Outside the court, detective Rajem Govender read Ebrahim his rights and said he would be taken to the Durban Central police station for processing and would return to Regional Court for the murder charge.
News24 understands he will appear in Regional Court for the new charge on Wednesday.
A well-dressed Ebrahim appeared confused and unsure, but complied with the authorities. Louw went missing on 17 July in Sydenham. He was believed to have been kidnapped shortly after leaving school.
Three days later, Ebrahim was arrested, but he denied any knowledge of Louw’s location.
The decomposed body of the young boy was found on 3 September in a park on Longbury Drive in Phoenix, a stone’s throw from Louw’s home.
Ebrahim, who was allegedly the last person seen with the boy, appeared in court on human trafficking charges.
Video footage allegedly shows Ebrahim buying Louw some KFC near his school in Rippon Road in Sydenham.
However, it was not clear whether the boy entered a taxi with Ebrahim after visiting KFC.