Body exhumed, head removed

2012-07-03 15:37

Johannesburg - The headless body of a man has been found in a graveyard in Makwassie, near Wolmaransstad, North West police said on Tuesday.

Brigadier Thulani Ngubane said municipal workers alerted police on Monday after they noticed one of the graves had been tampered with.

"A body of the man that was buried had been exhumed without permission."

The body was still in the coffin, but had been beheaded. The head was missing.

"The family of the man was notified as the man was only buried on Saturday."

No arrests had been made and the violation of the corpse and graveyard was being investigated.

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  • kasamkelo - 2012-07-03 15:40

    Ok what the hell is going on? You not safe even if you dead.......

      christo.stone - 2012-07-03 15:48'll get robbed even in your grave =/

      Gichumz - 2012-07-03 16:31

      even the dead need insurance

  • smili.fication - 2012-07-03 15:43

    It's was taken either as a token... or for witchcraft.

  • martin.britchford.5 - 2012-07-03 15:49

    if it was my body, go for it, i wont be needing it.

  • matthew.swanepoel.9 - 2012-07-03 15:54

    Um whoever decided it would be a good idea to put a picture with every damn article is an idiot.

      Eljo Joey Henry - 2012-07-03 16:40

      i think its good 2 put a picture ther

  • dianne.neyt - 2012-07-03 16:02

    This is just SICK. Even the dead are defiled.

  • afrikeni - 2012-07-03 16:05

    Is this a movie script? Unbelievable!

  • Mpotsiseng - 2012-07-03 16:08

    oh boy... Someone either really hated this guy. OR they really loved him... either way it freaking sick

  • delish7564 - 2012-07-03 16:13

    Totally gross!

  • Ntuthuko M Simelane - 2012-07-03 16:14

    I'm impressed, this one hasn't turned to a racial battle yet...mhhh, you South Africans aren't so bad after all! Big Up!!

      delish7564 - 2012-07-03 16:33

      I think anyone with any decency would find this reprehensible. It's not about race, it could happen to anyone but at the moment we don't know who took it or why? Disgusting that even in death this person has no dignity or allowed to rest in peace.

      martin.britchford.5 - 2012-07-03 16:35

      lol, i gotta now, its cos of apartheid... just kidding, this is indeed o first on news24, either a turn in the tide or the idiots have left already. have a good evening, ciao

      Michael - 2012-07-03 16:42

      Sorry Ntuthuko but like Martin - me too, me too - this is SA's version of "Sleepless in Seattle" - it's "Headless in Makwassie"

      pgmdesouza - 2012-07-03 16:44

      Your use of the word yet shows that you were waiting for the race convention and since it didn't happen you thought you'd raise it by making a smart remark highlighting the lack of a race argument. I'm i right?

  • rob.bayliss.94 - 2012-07-03 16:27

    Maybe it is for a new head of government, could be better than the current one!

      Thato Okonkwo Fakudze - 2012-07-03 17:21

      Nice one... Too funny

      Nicolaas - 2012-07-03 21:01

      Yes, they discovered that the dead guy had one brain cell so they decided to donate it to Angie Moshega, hoping that she might get quick slim before ZOOMER fires her!

  • Dawn Campbell Gibson - 2012-07-03 16:39

    Mmm. must be satin again!!!

  • fdalana - 2012-07-03 17:55


  • neo.khemisi - 2012-07-03 19:29

    Bo satane fEela

  • carolyn.dewrance - 2012-07-04 12:36

    Murder of a dead man, and the cops do nothing.

  • Nasiefa - 2012-07-05 12:50

    OMG why on earth would people do that ??? seriously sick people out there !!!!!

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