Homes linked to muti killings burnt down

2013-03-13 21:07

Johannesburg - Two houses were burnt down in Mabeskraal near Rustenberg during protests against muti killings, North West police said on Wednesday.

The houses were believed to belong to two businessmen who were linked to a number of deaths in the area.

The men were implicated in the muti trade by a man who claimed to work for them, said0police spokesperson Thulane Ngubane.

He allegedly confessed to the community after they threatened his life.

"This guy was accused of working for a businessman collecting mutilated body parts [for him]," said Ngubane.

The man apparently told residents he was not directly involved with the killings, he just worked for two businessmen.

Police were alerted of unrest in the area.

"When the police arrived he told them he made that statement under duress," said Ngubane.

Police are now investigating the man and the businessmen.

According to Daily Sun, four people in the village had disappeared since December.

Their bodies were later found mutilated.

On Tuesday, a riot ensued in the area after community leader, Kgosi Molopyane Mabe, called for a meeting to discuss the killings.

Residents chanted that those implicated in the killings should be hunted and killed, the paper said.

  • Ian Robert Reid - 2013-03-13 21:43

    Wat kind of people r these? beyond uncivilised thats 4sure?? the devil's own? from the pits?

      Rita Barnard - 2013-03-13 21:50

      Most blacks believe in muti and use it, that is why it's a growth industry and will continue to grow more prevalent. I read one time that virtually every black-owned business uses muti in some way, a black customer saw some hair stick out of his favorite hairdresser's wall one day and it smelled terrible. turned out it was parts of a dead child cemented into the wall to bring prosperity to the business. The fact is.. muti crimes will never stop because the same ones who burned these houses down probably visit a witchdoctor themselves for something.

      John Loveland - 2013-03-13 22:34

      @Rita You cant believe every thing you read

      Frederick Kaczynski - 2013-03-14 03:07

      And in other news, Elon Musk's Dragon capsule successfully docked with the International Space Station in Low Earth Orbit. So tell me, is it because the masses weren't spoon fed education, or that they are unwilling to pursue it now that we pay 1 Trillion Rand a year in taxes to "set them free"?

  • werner.luitingh - 2013-03-13 21:55

    barbarians, inferior culture...

  • Al Loots - 2013-03-14 06:02

    Most of the victims of muthi killings are harvested whilst still alive. This makes for more powerful muthi. Straight from the worst slasher gore movie, only real life. Bugger most serial killers. Come to Africa where people slaughter humans like they slaughter pigs and then go for a beer like its a normal thing. Hell, and Africans still attempt to convince that their kin shouldn't be brushed with the same tar covered brush. My forefathers shoved pikes in the sculls of enemies hundreds of years ago. These people still hack people apart for BS magic today. Beyond barbaric I say.

  • Obadia Kgopolo Segwape - 2013-03-14 07:03

    this muti killings undermines our culture

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