Monday, November 24, 2008

Just another day in the Rainbow Nation

Five held for 'witch' killing

Johannesburg - Five men appeared in the Amsterdam Magistrate's Court on Monday on charges of murdering a woman who they suspected of practising witchcraft, Mpumalanga police said.

Superintendent Abie Khoabane said that around 05:15 on Sunday the five men allegedly broke into the 51-year-old woman's room where she was sleeping at Redcliff just outside Amsterdam.

They then allegedly struck her over the head with an axe.

She died on scene. The five men were arrested on Sunday. Their case was postponed to December 5 for bail application. The men, aged 18 to 23, were remanded, said Khoabane.

Cops find headless bodies in EC home

Here’s a shocking breaking news story from our patch: Three headless bodies were found in a man’s house in Ngcobo on Monday, the Eastern Cape police said. Superintendent Mzukisi Fatyela said police made the gruesome find after he stabbed a 23-year-old man to death with a pick axe in Xhibeni locality at 1pm.

“Community members called the police after they witnessed him kill a man in the street, ” Fatyela told the Sapa news agency.

The man was shot in the leg when he tried to attack police with the pick.

“After the arrest we went inside his house and we found the bodies of a 65-year-old man, 34-year-old man and a 37-year-old man lying in one room,” said Fatyela. Police took the man to a nearby hospital for questioning, but had to move him when community members came looking for him.

“We moved him from the hospital to police custody because community members are angry. “We are trying to talk to them because they want to take the law into their own hands,” he said. Police were searching for more bodies at the house.

“We are digging inside and outside the house for more bodies he might have buried.

We don’t know the motive behind the killings,” said Fatyela Police were investigating a case of murder and the man was expected to appear before the Engcobo Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.

2 Opinion(s):

Anonymous said...

"We don’t know the motive behind the killings,” said Fatyela Police"


Vonk De Ridder said...

Ja swaer. Africa is a heading back to the days before Livingston started evangelizing the fookers..