Burnt, mutilated body found in Vereeniging field

2014-05-02 11:38
(Nielen de Klerk, News24)

(Nielen de Klerk, News24)

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Johannesburg - Gauteng police are investigating the murder of a man whose burnt and mutilated body was found in an open field in Lakeside, Vereeniging, it was reported on Friday.

The Star reported that the man’s body, which was found on Wednesday morning, was found with his skull cut open and the genitals missing.

Police suspect that the unknown man was the victim of a ritualistic murder, and the perpetrators burnt his body to cover up the crime.
 
Male genitals, breasts, hearts, fingers and tongues are the most commonly trafficked body parts for muti, according to the Mozambique’s Human Rights League.

In March a man and a woman were sentenced to life in prison for cutting up a 6-year-old girl for muti before killing her.

The little girl’s private parts were removed when she was still alive.

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