Body exhumed, coffin dumped outside house

2014-05-27 10:23
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Polokwane - The body of a Limpopo man who was buried two weeks ago was dug up by residents of Shawela village outside Giyani, and dumped outside his home, Limpopo police said on Tuesday.

Colonel Ronel Otto said the residents believed that 30-year-old Glen Mthimuhulu's family had buried the wrong man.

She said the residents exhumed his body this past weekend and took his coffin back to his family and left it in front of the house.

A private mortuary company was called to remove it.

Mthimuhulu allegedly visited his sister in August. He attended a party later that night and did not return.

His body was identified by his sister in a government mortuary eight months later, Otto said.

"It looks like he was hit by a car."

"He was buried on May 18. The following week members of the community accused the family of burying the wrong body."

A case of violation of a grave and malicious damage to property was opened.

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