Five in court over ritual murder

2011-02-18 14:28

Five people had appeared in court in connection with the suspected ritual murder of an elderly woman in Malamulele, Limpopo police said today.

The four men and one woman, aged between 33 and 66, appeared at the Malamulele Magistrate’s Court on murder charges, according to police spokesman Colonel Motlafela Mojapelo.

The case was postponed to April 1.

Tsatsawani Maria Macheke, 74, was found dead in her house at Mahonisi in Malamulele on January 31. Her body had been mutilated and some of her body parts were missing.

The accused are Solomon Mathebula, 35, Risenga Zitha, 33, Makhauza Jowa, 66, Patrick Dengeza, 32, and Sarah Maluleke, 35.

Mojapelo said that the five were remanded in custody. 

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