ARTICLES RELATING TO RITUAL CRIMES

Satanic ritual: Boy's grandparents, uncle, pastor in court

2015-03-03 11:36

The grandparents of a 9-year-old boy, his uncle, and a pastor are due back in court for a bail application after their arrest over a suspected satanic ritual that led to the boy's alleged rape and molestation.

Pair in court for kidnapping, murdering boy, 5

2015-01-10 14:06

A man and a youth have appeared in court in connection with the kidnap and murder of a 5-year-old boy whose decomposed body was found with his private parts missing, North West police say.

Group of 10 wanted for killing Eastern Cape family

2014-07-28 11:43

Eastern Cape police say they are searching for a group of 10 people who allegedly killed three family members and burnt their homestead.

Boys, 16, due in court for girls' murders

2014-02-21 07:16

Two teenage boys who were arrested in connection with the murder of two Soweto schoolgirls are expected to appear in court, police say.

Pair jailed for life for muti killing

2013-08-15 08:07

Two men have been jailed for life for murder, after a traditional healer alerted police when they tried to sell the healer human body parts, Limpopo police say.

Ritual murder suspect linked to other cases

2013-04-11 11:20

A man accused of mutilating his girlfriend and waving her severed arm around in a shop has been linked to several cases of rape and robbery, Limpopo police say.

Girl, 15, in court for killing pupil

2013-03-05 11:53

A 15-year-old girl is due back in court after being arrested for allegedly stabbing a fellow pupil to death while walking home from school.

Head stolen from fresh grave

2012-07-09 10:50

A traditional healer and a pastor's son have been arrested in connection with the theft of a head from a grave in Makwassie, North West.

Satanic ritual accused back in court

2012-05-14 11:13

Three men and a minor accused of killing a teenager in an apparent satanic ritual are expected back in the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court.

Satanic killing trial set down for May

2012-04-13 12:10

The trial of three men and a minor accused of killing teenager Kirsty Theologo in an apparent satanic ritual has been set down for 14 May in the South Gauteng High Court.

 

Severed child hands found on river bank

2015-02-19 10:33

The severed hands of at least two children have been found on the banks of the Umgeni River near Howick in KwaZulu-Natal, according to a report.

4 held over Tanzania albino girl kidnapping

2014-12-31 20:21

Police in Tanzania say they have arrested four people over the kidnapping of an albino girl in the north of the country, where many are killed and their body parts sold as lucky charms.

Mom testifies in muti murder trial

2014-02-26 07:44

A mother has testified that she left her 6-year-old daughter in the care of a woman who was later charged with the child's muti murder.

Theologo killers 'planned to sell their souls'

2013-10-10 13:55

The alleged mastermind in the murder of teenager Kirsty Theologo has testified that he and four others had prepared to sell their souls on the day they set her alight in a satanic ritual.

Satanic ritual case postponed again

2013-04-15 13:31

The trial of three men and a minor accused of killing a teenage girl in an alleged satanic ritual last year has been postponed for two days by the Palm Ridge Magistrate's Court.

Girl's attackers 'drank her blood'

2013-03-06 08:23

The family of a murdered West Rand schoolgirl have told of their horror at hearing that her killers had drunk blood from her body after stabbing her.

Arrests after Tanzania albino attack

2013-02-16 22:12

Tanzanian police have arrested five men in connection to a brutal attack on an albino woman whose arm was hacked off earlier this week, presumably to sell the limb for use in witchcraft.

Satanic ritual trial postponed

2012-05-14 14:23

The trial of three men and a minor accused of killing a teenager in an apparent satanic ritual has been postponed in the South Gauteng High Court.

Man accused of witchcraft burnt to death

2012-04-13 18:00

A 79-year-old man accused of practising witchcraft has burnt to death and his sister is seriously injured after their house in Giyani was torched, Limpopo, police say.

8 arrested for torching houses

2012-03-19 11:34

Eight people have been arrested for allegedly torching four houses after a traditional healer told them their occupants had killed one of their relatives, Gauteng police say.

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