Healer, patient held for gruesome murder

2012-01-13 13:02

Johannesburg - A traditional healer and his patient have been arrested for the murder of a man whose mutilated body was found in his house in Freedom Park near Soweto, Gauteng police said on Friday.

The two were taken into custody on Thursday afternoon, Captain Pinky Tsinyane said.

She said a visitor found the body of the 39-year-old man lying on the floor in his house on Wednesday morning.

"The nose was cut off and one eye was missing from the body," Tsinyane said.

"The motive for the murder is still not clear, but community members suspected it to be muti-related."

Tsinyane said the healer, 39, and his patient, 21, were the last people to be seen with the murdered man.

They were expected to face murder charges in the Protea Magistrate's Court soon.

  • Max - 2012-01-13 13:08

    Mob justice for these two...after all only something that is sub human could perform these acts.

  • Gregory Jurgens - 2012-01-13 13:29

    Savage society , this is horror movie stuff, hard to believe it happens.

  • Shirley - 2012-01-13 13:31

    What is it with this "traditional healers" who convince people that body parts will "cure" them of their ills???????? Why is nothing done to address this barbaric,medival and sadistic belief and the consequences thereof?????? Let them cut off their own body parts if they feel so strongly! Will someone please stand up and bring these people into the realisation that their "culture" is SICK!!!!

      Ashley - 2012-01-13 13:40

      they run the country and that is their sick belief. Sad but true!

      Stuart - 2012-01-13 13:52

      Unfortunately anyone can label themselves a Traditional Healer and the press accepts this with no further investigation. I know many T.H. and none of them would ever participate in such nonsense. Genuine T.H. do much good but continuously get bad publicity through this type of reporting. Many people simply put on some beads and label themselves T.H. whilst others do not finish their Thwasa (schooling) and then go out pretending to be T.H.

  • Ashley - 2012-01-13 13:38

    See no Evil, Smell no Evil!

  • Mashudu - 2012-01-13 13:45

    Human Parts can't give u luck nor money!

  • Munchk1n - 2012-01-13 13:53

    Please can we have the death penalty back, these people will just waste our tax money in jail, these sickos cannot be reformed.

  • Moi - 2012-01-13 13:56

    Now why is it that the mob doesn't get their hands on these sickos???

  • frans.grobler3 - 2012-01-13 13:59

    Nothing but sick - sies SA leaders

      Sphiwe - 2012-01-13 14:37

      Frans Grobler: SA leaders have nothing to do with this nonsense !

      Siyanda - 2012-01-13 14:42

      Yes its like saying "Johan Kotzé" sies DA

      Barefoot - 2012-01-13 15:28


  • Mphotent - 2012-01-13 14:52

    this TH must be a bloody drop out from Thwasa school or a Wizard of Soweto...sies.

  • ALCAB - 2012-01-13 21:58

    @ Atheitis. Is it only Christians that believe in God. Who do Muslims, Jews and other religions believe in. Why always hammer the Christians ?

  • HendrikAfrika - 2012-01-14 16:47

    Traditional healers- witch doctors, have the support of Zuma and tribal chiefs, seeing the ANC burnt offerings to ancesteral spirits with their centenary bash. Unfortunately we must accept that the majority of south africans are devil worshippers (worshipping of ancessteral spirits)and treat them as such. It is only when all non-demon worshippers pray to GOD to destroy these ancessteral worshippers - if they don't stop their evil practise of worshipping ancessteral spirits- that this country will stop with evil practises such as muti-murders. I can assure you that the high rate of crime in the country is also due to this evil practise of worshipping evil ancesstoral ancessters. You either worship YHWH or demons. Pray to the one and only true GOD, YHWH, to cleanse this land from this evil practise of ancesstoral spirits and their worshippers. Pray at the same time for the destruction of the underlying system of witch doctors and tribal chiefs which influence and control the people in this evil satanic practise of witch doctors together with their practise of worshipping evil spirits wich they use as a front for their practises.

      david.lebethe - 2012-01-14 17:08

      @HendrikAfrika. Here comes another moron. The matter has hardly come to court and suspects given an opportunity to tell their side and next thing he concludes?! His opinion is based on allegations that are not tested before expressing his warped views about black culture. It is this kind of people who think with their feet who get me worked up and lose my mind. please stop saying anything if you don't have something constructive to contribute?

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