Muthi killing: France township teen buried at birthplace

2011-02-09 00:00

LOYISO Jokweni, whose severed head was discovered in a freezer in a house in France township outside Pietermaritzburg, was buried on Sunday .

The burial was held at his birthplace in Mzimkhulu.

His brother in-law, Wellington Nzoyiya, said the family are at peace as the head of their loved one was finally found and joined to the rest of the body.

The body, found by police in the river in France two weeks after Jokweni was reported missing on December 28, was kept in the state mortuary while his family hoped for the recovery of his head.

“We had to let the body remain at the state mortuary because we had hoped that his head would be recovered.

“In most muthi killings, missing body parts are never recovered once they are harvested, so the family is relieved that Loyiso’s head was recovered,” said Nzoyiya.

He said the family will feel betrayed by the justice system if the accused were to be granted bail.

“The boy would be in Grade 10 this year and was looking forward to completing matric as he said it was his ticket to the police force.”

The killers “should rot in jail for what they have done,” Nzoyiya said.

Roger Thusi and traditional healer Mduduzi Manqele were arrested for the killing.

The Pietermaritzburg Magistrate’s Court on Monday postponed the case to February 24 for a bail hearing.

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