Report of suspects found with women's body parts is fake news - police

2017-06-22 18:48
SA police. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

SA police. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

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Johannesburg – Springs police on Thursday rubbished claims that two men were arrested for being in possession of body parts in Mkhancwa informal settlements in May.

Springs police spokesperson Johannes Rampora described the news as "fake news" just doing the rounds on social media.

Rampora told News24 that they’ve never made such an arrest in Springs.

"It's not true. I even called various police stations, including Brakpan, Tsakane and Benoni police station, to verify this information. There’s no such, I don’t know who prepared that thing, that there were people arrested here in Springs who were found in possession of body parts," Rampora said.

Gauteng police spokesperson Colonel Lungelo Dlamini had referred News24 to Rampora when asked about the allegations.

The report on social media on Wednesday, which can also be found on Crime Intelligence & Community Awareness – South Africa's Facebook page, claimed that two men were arrested after charred remains of several women were found in Springs. 

It said several human hearts and breasts were found stashed in fridges.

The report claimed that the man allegedly approached his neighbour, telling her about a job. When she didn't return home, her mother called the police. The neighbour was arrested and led law enforcement officials to his 60-year-old accomplice, according to the report.
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