Lesotho witchdoctor accused of killing and cooking farmer

2013-03-19 00:00

A SELF-CONFESSED witchdoctor from Lesotho was arrested while in the act of cooking body parts of a Vierfontein farmer, whom he had allegedly murdered, the state has claimed in the Free State high court.

The trial of Moeketsi Hopolong Mokoena (34), being conducted before Judge A. Kruger, was postponed to April 22 yesterday.

According to the charge sheet, body parts of the late Jan van Wyk (82), of the farm Jakkalsfontein, whose body had been badly mutilated, were found in a pan in his farmhouse where Mokoena was busy cooking them when he was arrested early on March 31, 2009.

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