2 arrested in Limpopo after severed head found wrapped in newspaper

2016-07-11 15:06
SA police. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

SA police. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

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Polokwane - Two people were arrested after a severed head was found in their possession in Mahwereleng, Limpopo, on Sunday.

Provincial police spokesperson Colonel Ronel Otto said police discovered a decapitated body under a bridge in Mapila in the Mahwereleng area early on Monday morning.

“The body was found by police after a follow-up on information received. Investigations to link the discovery of the body with the incident where the head of a woman was found wrapped in newspapers in a vehicle in Polokwane on Sunday are ongoing,” said Otto.

Otto said on Sunday police followed up on information about suspects who were selling human body parts.

"They stopped the suspected vehicle in Market Street close to the taxi rank. After searching they found the head of a woman wrapped in newspapers," said Otto. The identity of the woman, where, how and when she was killed are facts that are still being investigated, he said.

The two suspects from Mapila are expected to appear in the Mahwereleng Magistrate's Court on Tuesday on a charge of murder.

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