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Man waves human arm around in shop

2013-04-07 11:43

Johannesburg - Two men and a woman have been arrested for the alleged murder of a woman in Makhado in Limpopo, police said on Sunday.

"Shoppers at a... shop in Makhado [on Saturday] were shocked when a man stormed into a shop, reached for a freezer where he took out a human arm and started waving with it," said Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi.

"The police were then notified and the man was arrested on the spot."

The man told police he went to the shop to demand a share of R70 000 and a car he was promised for his role in the murder by the owner and his wife.

The 38-year-old man from Thengwe village then led the police to a nearby mountainous area where a mutilated body of a woman was found.

The woman's arm, eyes and private parts were missing.

The man told police the woman was allegedly killed on Wednesday after being made to believe she was going to a prayer meeting organised for her.

Police are also looking for the woman's boyfriend who was allegedly implicated in the murder.

The man, the shop owner, 62, and his wife, 60, are expected to appear in the Makhado Magistrate's Court on Monday.

Comments
  • Jo Davies - 2013-04-07 11:48

    This is crazy. Sounds more like a prank than a true story.

      Colin Taylor - 2013-04-07 12:10

      Well Jo we all know that groceries are costing us an arm and a leg...

      mvhonani - 2013-04-07 12:52

      its nt a prank its a true story

      Rendani Nemavhidi - 2013-04-07 13:18

      Quiet Satanic but true God help us! It has been there in Venda and was the most dreaded things as we grew up. Sangomas play a big role in this Satanic practices. The worst thing is that they say body parts must be severed when the victim is still alive bcoz the more the victim screams the more effective the muti.

      hgambold - 2013-04-07 14:19

      the perpetrator seems armless enough !!!

      Johan Mostert - 2013-04-08 08:32

      Thousands of years of traditions don't die out over night.

      kalabafazi - 2013-04-08 10:46

      Currie - You're probably more safer in Afghanistan than on our streets.

  • Eric Fana Moloi - 2013-04-07 11:53

    Blood money

  • Monique Naude - 2013-04-07 11:55

    Madness. What is going on in this country?

      Bon Bon - 2013-04-07 20:34

      OMGosh ..... We are living in the Twilight Zone

  • bonge.mpofu - 2013-04-07 11:57

    eish, people have no conscience hey? murder all because of money. and the stupid morons won't take the money to their graves when they die. meaningless to me.

  • belnick - 2013-04-07 11:57

    Wrong arm of the law!No human feelings zombie freaks

      Bless Boswell - 2013-04-07 12:02

      Oh Belnick you are funny! :)

  • Sue.r.byron-moore - 2013-04-07 12:01

    What? Seriously? Muti - again? The international media will love this one. What has happened to us and why? Or is that a stupid question .... look to the head I guess. Tragic and heartbreaking, for all right-thinking people in SA. This is not the society and the country for which millions fought and died.

  • Bless Boswell - 2013-04-07 12:04

    It's time this Muti rubbish is outlawed. It does not belong in a society where people have recourse to modern medicine and the courts.

      Ndurengo Maxzino Mncwabe - 2013-04-07 12:09

      When human body parts are used it's actually not Muthi! Muthi is actually umuthi, which literally means TREE! It's called umuthi because herbs are used for real traditional medicine!! Human body parts are not used to heal anyone, trust me!

      Cane Corso - 2013-04-07 12:28

      So what is it called when you use body parts? Who's culture is that then?

      Azande Futhi - 2013-04-07 12:31

      @Ndurego, its evil muthi then.

      Lynn Hattingh - 2013-04-07 12:55

      What are the body parts used for?

      CaL - 2013-04-07 13:04

      @Ndurengo. Human body parts are bought and sold to supposedly rid a person of evil spirits or for a cure. Any 'normal' human being knows this is mumbo jumbo stuff and doesn't work, but as long as there is a market, the mumbo jumbo will thrive, just like with Rhino horn. And the market is the primitive and uneducated people of the world.

      Ndurengo Maxzino Mncwabe - 2013-04-07 13:23

      @CaL you are actually incorrect when you say they are used to RID a person of evil!! They are actually used (by those who believe in it) to cast evil spells or for quick wealth! Some people believe that body parts such as a woman's v....a can make them feared of invincible! I don't know what they do with it to achieve what they believe though! Human sacrifice is also done by those who seek unlimited wealth, they are often given a choice to sacrifice a cow that walks with two legs (a person!), give up their ability to bare children etc.. Trust me, you are getting your info from the wrong sources if you think what happened to that lady was done to save anyone from anything!

      Ndurengo Maxzino Mncwabe - 2013-04-07 13:25

      @CaL you are actually incorrect when you say they are used to RID a person of evil!! They are actually used (by those who believe in it) to cast evil spells or for quick wealth! Some people believe that body parts such as a woman's v....a can make them feared of invincible! I don't know what they do with it to achieve what they believe though! Human sacrifice is also done by those who seek unlimited wealth, they are often given a choice to sacrifice a cow that walks with two legs (a person!), give up their ability to bare children etc.. Trust me, you are getting your info from the wrong sources if you think what happened to that lady was done to save anyone from anything!

      Ndurengo Maxzino Mncwabe - 2013-04-07 13:30

      @Cane Corso it's not a culture! It's a choice! Some people just choose evil over good!

      Jack Frost - 2013-04-07 13:32

      Is this what they call 'traditional medicine' now protected and promoted by guvmnt?

      Punungwe - 2013-04-07 14:30

      @Ndurengo Maxzino Mncwab, a word can mean two things. And the Bantu word Muti (as rendered in Shona) or umuthi (as rendered is Nguni languages) can meen tree or medicine. It is commonly used for both with exactly the same pronunciation so its meaning is derived from the context in which it is used.

  • Dave Mbeva - 2013-04-07 12:05

    Limpopo has been a province of mysteries

      Buzzbar - 2013-04-07 19:37

      Limpoopoo has been a septic boil on SA for a while now...

      Johan Mostert - 2013-04-08 08:33

      There is no mysteries there, only illogical, absurd thinking and doings.

  • Mphotant Thelejane - 2013-04-07 12:06

    SA has been reduced to nonsense.

  • Yandisa Mtanyana - 2013-04-07 12:10

    Yoh Limpopo is like a live Nigerian movie

  • Zolisa Dlokovu - 2013-04-07 12:11

    The South African stories

  • Freedom Mathebula - 2013-04-07 12:11

    U wil hear they were granted a bail,evendo its clear the man took the hand frm a fridge in their shop.they must be killed.

      Lynn Hattingh - 2013-04-07 12:51

      Who must be killed? The murderers or the shop owners? Please be more specific it makes you look and sound stupid. By the way two wrongs do not make a right!

      mya.schultz.16 - 2013-04-07 12:59

      Wow lynn, what a b.itc.y comment! A little uncalled for. It would have been enough if you asked him to explain what he was trying to say. Not everyone who cares about the news is first language English. You make yourself look a little silly with your catty comment.

  • Truth.nnete - 2013-04-07 12:12

    So its true that pakistanis mutilates people to strengthen their shops with muti,my goodness

      Cane Corso - 2013-04-07 12:26

      It was a Pakistani that was murdered. Where do you read it was Paki's that committed the murder. As far as I know, its black Africans that love their muti so much.

      Puleng Mabuya - 2013-04-07 12:34

      pakistani woman was killed,they didn't say the sop owner's a pakistani.

      Ras Thami M - 2013-04-07 12:36

      @ cane please your ancestral back round of your forefathers who are the creator of satanism sacrificed a person and they still do ....human sacrifize has being in practice by everyone

      Mathilda Ntzaquelo Sibiya - 2013-04-07 12:36

      Its Good To Read Slowly So U Can Understand.

      Truth.nnete - 2013-04-07 12:45

      Retards,the woman's bf is a suspect where have you seen a pakistani dating a black person? Dumbos

      Phara Langa - 2013-04-07 13:18

      You are disappointing

  • mvhonani - 2013-04-07 12:15

    vha2 vha ha chivhasa ni cou ri chinyela shango sisi,maviani henaya

      Emperor-Pfunzi Toxic-Bear Makwarela - 2013-04-07 12:27

      na kale venda vha a via

      Philson Ndlovu - 2013-04-07 12:44

      Unbelievable, thses things will never stop! Today is this and tomorrow is this. Mzansi for sure!

      Khumbudzo Budeli - 2013-04-07 12:46

      Vhathu vhaha tshivhasa vha kho tshinya shango. Na matsina makhado asi nzhelele.

  • S'busiso Madela - 2013-04-07 12:15

    Ya neh! South Africa! Lol!

  • Tondani Mc Chrichard - 2013-04-07 12:19

    thats too bad ,justice must be done to its full course

  • Cane Corso - 2013-04-07 12:23

    Mr Zooma, we're not a violent society. Not at all. 75 to 80 murders per day, 25000 to 30000 murders per year. Nooo we're not living in a violent country at all.

  • Chauke Nyiko Maurice - 2013-04-07 12:23

    dis is bad dey ev 2 face de law

  • Khutso Lerato - 2013-04-07 12:25

    Oh my goodness an arm in the freezer then can they please tell us where r the other missing parts? South africans where r we going as a natiön with situations like this?

      Azande Futhi - 2013-04-07 12:33

      its the devil and his angels that bring about these evil practises.

  • David Campbell - 2013-04-07 12:25

    Khakhathi and Friends- Venda vha khou viya

  • Maberry Maluk'z Vongz - 2013-04-07 12:33

    Yhooo so dsapointed. Very dsapointed. So u put a woman's arm inside th fridge so that ppl will buy your products? Sis pss dlonyo

  • Azande Futhi - 2013-04-07 12:34

    Pray harder to avoid these evil deeds.

      Johan Mostert - 2013-04-08 08:37

      It is because of religion that this type of things happen.

  • Probability Ndlovu - 2013-04-07 12:36

    remove these aliens from the society!!

  • Stewpid Moontwo - 2013-04-07 12:38

    Horrible. Who did he disarm

      Sergio Oneness Pentecostal Williams - 2013-04-07 12:57

      I laughed, sorry

      Nyaganyaga Ndawonda - 2013-04-08 07:15

      a pakistani woman you idiot

      terry.usher.73 - 2013-04-08 14:21

      well, if he disarmed her, wonder what he did with the gun?

  • Mantsho Tlali - 2013-04-07 12:44

    All of this is because of Weak Government we have, We need DEATH PENALTY!!!Black People dont have a respect for their Black Governments, That is why you see countries like Ghana, Botswana, Uganda and the list Goes on, this countries have DP, and the Crime is low. Too many Bad and Horrible things are happening everyday in SA, But still nothing serious is being done.

  • Magole Reuben - 2013-04-07 12:49

    Ooh! my God. Sathanism. Where is ubuntu? They must go 4life.

  • Cebo Ngalonkulu Mcarthur - 2013-04-07 12:51

    May her soul rest in peace, as for the killers, may they rot in jail.

      ARTFUL DODGER. - 2013-04-07 13:56

      well i don't know about the peace part,but i do know she is in pieces!!!

  • Puleng Mabuya - 2013-04-07 12:52

    condolences to her family n friends.horror indeed.prison is not punishment 4 dis kind of monsters.killing them won't make them pay 4 wat they have done also.wats da punishmen 4 someone who does not have a concious?

  • Mfundo Jacobs - 2013-04-07 12:52

    Where do these people find the courage to do such inhuman acts. For what reasons would you actually even wanna cut of a women's private parts. Mxm

  • Ian Despy - 2013-04-07 12:55

    This is beyond sick

  • Tumelo Rich Seerane - 2013-04-07 12:56

    only in limpopo

  • Raj Maharaj - 2013-04-07 12:56

    Sad story, The ignorant people amongst our society needs to understand that the only road to richness/success is hard work, loyalty, dedication, sacrifice and honesty. I don't believe in witchcraft or this muti stuff that people talk about. As far as I am concerned these hoodlums/sangomas are just money greedy and mislead people into doing acts against all laws. Believe in GOD himself for he is the CREATOR and there will be no one else greater than him. HE is the ALMIGHTY and people need to show some love and respect to him and fellow human beings. GOD bless the people of this country and our world.

      Fortune Chris Sibiya - 2013-04-07 13:10

      Well said Raj only if we can have more people like you

      Raj Maharaj - 2013-04-07 21:57

      Thanks Fortune, seems like fit in the same shoe on this one, I've seen two kids being exhumed by kids from a local township. A man killed and burried his two little kids aged about 2 and 4 years in his tuckshop, I think that is Sick beyond imagination.

  • CaL - 2013-04-07 12:56

    And this is where we live!

      Rendani Nemavhidi - 2013-04-07 13:22

      Brilliant question sometimes you really wonder if u know this place or whether u need a formal orientation.

  • Liabo Setho - 2013-04-07 12:58

    And this 'arm' was kept in the freezer? Along with meat id like to guess....this is sick! Eeuwww

  • Benito De Kapoza - 2013-04-07 13:01

    Ja neh,only in Juju's province. How stupid and barbaric can these people be?!

      Fortune Chris Sibiya - 2013-04-07 13:27

      Why are you including Juju here he does not even live in Venda MXM

  • Thikhathali Ronald Ligege - 2013-04-07 13:01

    lol, that's Venda 4 u, n it's very stupid of u to blame Zuma 4 thz ruthless murderers...fellow South Africans we rily need to pray 4 our country. ppl r worshiping money out thr n thy r ready to do anything 2 gt their God(money)..nxa, ndo nengisea nne eheee!!!

      Fortune Chris Sibiya - 2013-04-07 13:08

      Hate to admit it but that Venda for you the fact that I almost studied the makes me sick

      Jenifer Johnstone - 2013-04-07 13:41

      i blame the zuma (ANC) government because people know they can get away with murder ,the DEATH PENALTY will definitely be a deterrent

  • Lynn Hattingh - 2013-04-07 13:06

    Murder,rape,robbery,highjackings,child abuse,woman abuse,it is like a cancer creeping into each country and nation. It's insane, the world has gone to hell.

      ARTFUL DODGER. - 2013-04-07 14:12

      You are so totally wrong, Lynn, it's only in South Africa!! and not in each country and nation!!!....our government looks after these sort of people, if one can call them people????

  • Tumelo Motloung - 2013-04-07 13:06

    She's Pakistani, she cannot be going to prayer meetings with Venda's and she can't be dating some Venda guy,They all come here with their man.Any more details on this article

  • Sunnyman Maanea - 2013-04-07 13:08

    I dont no wer is this going to end. Most people r going away with murder that is y is continuing.

      Jenifer Johnstone - 2013-04-07 13:36

      it will end when u stop voting for the ANC .make your dissatisfaction known in your vote in 2014

  • Hasani Booysen Hlungwana - 2013-04-07 13:12

    Venda. vavenda, so may people reported missing in venda. Now we know where to look 4 them.

      Ramz Ntsie Steven - 2013-04-07 16:02

      Hasani this thing also happen in Giyani where you came frm,shuld I remind u abt the witchcraft that resulted to the burning alive of peoples last year,re-read this article u wil understnd the core of this brutality,not ta say I'm encouraging this ritualy but to point us is wrong,,there are the Pakistan there I mean the people who r robbing people to commit such barbarians

  • muziemmanuel.ngidi - 2013-04-07 13:19

    Ubuntu abusekho surely when a person sees another person its like ubona inunu an animal

  • Tshepo Sithale - 2013-04-07 13:22

    We dont even need a prayer. We south africans are just unique spies on earth. I mean people ululates when police kills a taxi driver, then the next morning they act like they care by striking at the samé police station, then it shows u how far we have camel as a barbaric and uneducated nation. Things we do are únrecorded on earth. Why?. Whether Whites think they can hide or not i dont care, their apartheid regime has permanently damaged our mentality and everyone is now paying for that. It will také a century before we grow as a nation. Like it or not its due to apartheid. Everyone is suffering now. Im happy whites are affected also, so that they could reap their fruits. South africans as much as apartheid has denied us opportunities and wealth, lets grow. We cant continue to live stupid and barbaric lives .

      Alaina Erasmus - 2013-04-07 13:49

      It's very immature of you to be glad that white people, and everyone else for that matter, are suffering. Please tell me what children have done to you for you to be glad if they are shot and killed? Apartheid is gone and the people who started it are long dead, why is that so hard to understand? If you look at the history of South Africa, or Africa in general, you will find that it has always been barbaric and ruthless. The only difference is now people have a scapegoat to not have to suffer the conequences of their actions. It's pathetic, and actually has NOTHING to do with Apartheid. Thank goodness many have a better, less vindictive, way of thinking.

      Jacqui Daane Van Rensburg - 2013-04-07 14:06

      Tshep Sithale. Oh! do blame the whites. You were how old when apartheid was abolished?. Let me tell you the only one damaging your mentality is you. You are responsible for yourself, no one else. Stop feeling sorry for your failures and make something of yourself, if you can't keep blaming the whites and apartheid, but how will that feed you?.

      Cane Corso - 2013-04-07 14:30

      You were barbaric when we came here. What's the difference now? So, it is the white mans responsibility to raise your children and educate you. Whateva. Suffer lazy ass.

      Motlalepula Matshwe - 2013-04-07 23:16

      Cane Corso hw old are u,361yrs thought as much.No wonder your utterances,u have completely lost your mind.

  • Aquila Mokwena - 2013-04-07 13:38

    Guys just stop stereotyping and calling the people of Venda or Limpopo names..we hear horrible stories everyday so its just wrotten apples in a basket!!!

      Prada Ledger - 2013-04-07 17:48

      the most intelligent post

  • Sihle Zondie - 2013-04-07 13:45

    This guy should wave goodbye to his freedom,he's gon rot.The arm of the law has got him now!

  • ARTFUL DODGER. - 2013-04-07 13:49

    thank heavens it was only the arm that was brandished around and not that other part.

  • Puleng Mabuya - 2013-04-07 13:51

    @tshepo blame apartheid?????? Really.i give up

  • Richard Turner - 2013-04-07 13:53

    Savage continent

  • Bra N'Darkie - 2013-04-07 13:54

    Sounds likes daily sun story

  • Jacqui Daane Van Rensburg - 2013-04-07 13:55

    Bloody primitives.

  • Stewart Croucamp - 2013-04-07 13:56

    And we have to live in the midst of these barbarians.