Man beheaded for muthi in Umzinto

2015-11-12 06:00

A 21-YEAR-OLD man appeared in Umzinto Magistrate’s Court where he made a full confession to be-heading Nawaaz Khan (23), who went missing on 31 October.

Khan came from Gandhinagar, Umzinto, and was reported missing. Efforts of Umzinto SAPS to find him were in vain.

It is alleged that he was last seen in the company of a friend and this weekend that friend became a suspect when he broke down while being interviewed by detectives.

He led them to a forest in neighbouring Isonti where Khan’s headless body was found in the bushes.

He then confessed to police that he had consulted with a witch doctor who requested that he bring him a human head in order to resolve his problems.

The witch doctor and Khan’s friend lured Khan to the crime scene in Isonti.

Khan was then attacked with a bush knife and beheaded. His cellphones, clothing and takkies were taken by his attackers.

Police have now launched a manhunt for the witch doctor, who is on the run.

He is known to the detectives and they expect to take him into custody soon.

They are hopeful that his
arrest will lead to the victim’s head and the murder weapon being recovered.

Two other people - one from Msholozi informal settlement in Umzinto and the other from Dumisa - were taken in for questioning on Sunday night.

They each allegedly bought one of the two cellphones that had belonged to the deceased.

A case of murder is being investigated by Detective Warrant Officer Steyn Moonsamy of the Umzinto SAPS Detective Service.

He appeals to anyone who may have any information that may help with the investigations, to contact him on 039 974 6500 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111.

The man will appear in court again on 19 November for a bail application.

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