More bones found on Pongola pastor's property

Durban - More bones have been discovered in the yard of a Pongola pastor who was earlier arrested following the discovery of a dismembered corpse of a four-year-old boy at his church, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Friday.

While the remains of Kiki Ntuli had been found in a plastic bag on Saturday, forensic specialists who probed the pastor's yard found more bones on Thursday, said Captain Thulani Zwane.

"The bones have been taken for forensic analysis to verify whether they are those of a human being or not," Zwane said.

The 51-year-old pastor had, however, not been charged.

Zwane said investigations were ongoing.

While searching for the rest of Ntuli's body parts on Tuesday, police discovered a skull and skeleton at a woman's house in Ncotshane.

It was unclear whether those bones were linked to the Ntuli case or whether they were that of a human being.

The bones were taken for forensic testing.

Angry Pongola residents went on the rampage on Tuesday and torched the pastor's church and woman's house.

Fifteen people were arrested for violence and were scheduled to appear before the Ncotshane Magistrate's Court on Thursday.

The court was, however, petrol bombed on Wednesday night.

The group finally appeared in the Pongola Magistrate's Court on Friday, where they were released on a warning.

Their case was postponed to 28 July.
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