Robbers wanted baby for muti - dad

2012-08-24 09:03

Durban - A KwaZulu-Natal man has told how robbers broke into his home and attacked his wife in an attempt to get hold of their 1-year-old baby boy.

The man, who didn’t want to be identified, said police said the robbers may have wanted the child for muti purposes, reported the Daily News.

The robbers apparently broke into the house after getting onto the balcony via the roof and immediately went for the child in his feeding chair.

When the boy’s mother managed to pick up the child first, the robber grabbed the baby and the poor boy was pulled “like a rag doll”.

The man said his wife had been traumatised by the incident and said she had been assaulted and threatened by the robbers.

At one stage, she managed to get away from the robbers and ran to a relative’s house nearby where the police were called.

“My wife said to me she didn’t remember how she opened the lock to the gate, because later it was found in pieces.

“She said it all happened so quickly that she cannot remember what the men looked like or if they were armed. I think she was acting on adrenalin.”

The baby was also covered in bruises.

SA Institute of Security Studies researchers in 2007 stated that South Africa had an alarmingly high rate of muti slayings.

  • jacques.joubert.swart - 2012-08-24 09:14

    Sickening... they are literally like animals: predators just picking off their preferred prey. A human life is of NO value these days...

      Rob.Trianglem - 2012-08-24 09:30

      Why dont they just lock up all the sangomas as they are to blame.

      michael.vanrheenen.9 - 2012-08-24 09:38

      And what is worst is when they get these babies, they start cutting at them while they are still alive. Those poor babies get savagely shredded piece by piece while still alive. This makes me think of a savage cannibalistic species that are no better than animals... Wait... Even animals don't do this!!! SICK!!!!!

  • alu.ntsandeni - 2012-08-24 09:15

    sick nation this...

  • barry.ahern.3 - 2012-08-24 09:21

    Damn animals. Nothing else can be said. Your "muti" is a load of cr@p, surely you arent stupid enough to believe your own cr@p you spew to your patrons? What sort of messed up society do we live in when people steal babies to make muti?? Is it me, or am i just going crazt when i think this counrty is going friggin insane?

  • colin.langley - 2012-08-24 09:23

    We are descending fast in to a evil evil society. Who is going to help us? Who will have the balls to say enough already! Our government is a spineless bunch of oxygen thieves who just simply don't give a sh*t about us anymore.

  • bernice.thompson.77 - 2012-08-24 09:35

    As long as we have these types of ingrates roaming our streets things will never change, these uneducated people who believe an innocent child should be used for muti. They need to be eradicated from society because they contribute no value to society.

  • kala.bafazi - 2012-08-24 09:49

    Human beings are the most intellegent animals ever to have walked the earth. Our intellegence allows us to determine that rhino horn is not an aphrodisiac and that human body parts do not cure the sick of any diseases. Unfortunately there are amongst us those that are not entirely human.

  • John Peter Steyn - 2012-08-24 09:49

    The whole traditional healer thing is a load of BS. All cultures have had the belief in witches, shamen, sangomas or whatever, but as society develops people become more educated and move on. Problem here is that society at large believes in this stone age mumbo jumbo. How many people in SA claim to be Christians yet worship ancestors or visit sangomas.

  • nicolas.gombert.16 - 2012-08-24 09:50

    34 miners die and the nation goes into mourning. 1000 children are murdered every year and many more raped and nothing is said. Perpetrators are seldom caught and even fewer are sentenced. Lesson: if you can score political points: jump on the bandwagon, if not: just ignore it.

  • ndou.miranda - 2012-08-24 09:53

    Some people are animals.

      gerrit.vanpletzen - 2012-09-27 12:56

      Do not insult animals thus.

  • BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-08-24 10:14

    Is it possible that at some point we could move into the 21st century please?

  • rudolphreichel - 2012-08-24 10:29

    I this not what the "BIBLE" warned us about - the beast will be seen in the final days - My mind tends not to turn a blind eye to these things as common sense prevails that we will all stand victim to this cruelty in society. Is the government planning all of this with a final plan of destruction or are they simply incompetent to vigorously take stand and action against these beasts. At the end we finance the government with our tax money and this is the way we are makes you think.....who has tried this in the constitutional court - reimbursement for all the abused tax funds and will it ever be the case that black and whites...those who believe in a decent way of living where life is respected will stand together to fight these injustices instead of fighting each other over race. lets face it - look in the mirror - BBBEE is not going to change what you see...think out of the box guys....fight the beast!! Fight the beast....not the perpetrator.....and the perpetrators will dissapear....maybe I am crazy...anyhow

  • jeanpierre.vandervyver - 2012-08-24 12:05

    The best way to improve security and infrastructure of South Africa is to capture all criminals and put them all to work for 12 hours a day, they are to clean cities, rivers and natures by elimating garbages and pollution, also to start building roads and buildings and fixing many many broken infrastructure, they will be too busy to commit a crime, if they do, consider them a week supension from food!

  • johandebeer - 2012-08-24 17:47

    Sangomas, witch doctors, traditional healers. Call them what you want. They should be banned or locked up. Their craft is satanic and only barbarians could tolerate them. I cannot believe that people who "visit" them or use their services are allowed to vote.

  • gerrit.vanpletzen - 2012-09-27 12:52

    Worse than animals, because they are supposed to have the ability to reason. Obviously not, in their case.I agree that sangomas are largely to blame. These same people are also voters in South Africa. That really scares the sh*t out of me!

  • Richter Hannes Kriek - 2013-04-08 10:57

    All cultures rituals are not created equal and barbaric practices such as this should not be tolerated. South Africa will not make any progress when these practices from the dark ages are tolerated for the sake of tradition. Wake up South Africa to the modern world.

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