Man in court for double murder, decapitation

2015-06-01 19:29
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Johannesburg – A case of a 54-year-old man who allegedly killed and decapitated a couple will be heard in the Malipsdrift Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday, Limpopo police said.

Elizabeth Madila, 57, and Timothy Selimela, 41, left their homes in Ramonoane on Friday May 22 to collect grass for making brooms and to look for a missing calf, Colonel Ronel Otto said in a statement.

Their relatives reported them missing after they failed to return. Madila’s headless body was found on Tuesday May 26. The police’s air wing was called in as the area was difficult to reach.

Locals accused Madila’s boyfriend of the crime and assaulted him. Police officers rescued him and arrested him after questioning. He was taken to a hospital in Lebowakgomo.

On Monday, he helped police find Selimela’s body.

“Both heads are still missing and during the search in the area he indicated where he threw them... The suspect was again admitted to hospital under police guard this afternoon and the court case will be heard tomorrow in his absence,” Otto said.

She said the motive for the killings formed part of the investigation.

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