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Snatched Cape Town boy safe - report

2012-09-27 11:46

Cape Town - A Cape Town boy is back with his family after being snatched by four men who apparently wanted to sell his body parts for muti, the Daily Voice reported on Thursday.

The newspaper reported that 4-year-old Lukhanyo Mtshengu was bundled into a red Toyota Corolla at about 09:00 on Tuesday on Idada Avenue in Khayelitsha.

Witnesses took down the car registration and alerted the police. The men were found and brought back to the area, where they were met by an angry mob.

The boy's aunt Lungiswa Mtshengu, 24, said the men were asked why they had taken the child.

"One of the men admitted they were sent to get a child. But when they took the child to the sangoma they were told he was too dark and that he wanted a lighter-skinned child," she was quoted as saying.

"After discovering that Lukhanyo didn't meet their boss's standards, they dumped him about 500m away from where he was playing."

A resident discovered the naked boy holding his wet clothes on a street corner. He was eventually returned home.

Captain Frederick van Wyk said the men, aged 56, 42, and 24, were charged with kidnapping and were still in custody.

Comments
  • kala.bafazi - 2012-09-27 11:51

    Why has the sangoma not been identified and dealt with appropriately? Hand him/her over to the community for a little lesson.

      nick.vuletic - 2012-09-27 11:56

      T.I.A everybody...TIA (This Is Africa)

      janice.mcmaster.92 - 2012-09-27 12:15

      SAVAGE, INHUMAN, BARBARIC!

      jock.black.50 - 2012-09-27 12:20

      Thought so, again necklessing, brutal killings and body parts only in the african settlements, as far as I remember indian, coloured and white people do not believe in muti and "running towards armed police under the protection of evil powers"

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-09-27 12:51

      Calm down Kala... This is Cape Town they will get to him.

      sebenza.vanrooy - 2012-09-27 13:04

      Damn that mob was not angry enough. Where was the tyre, matches and petrol? you do not get a bail with this type of justice.

      sanda.mnyazi - 2012-09-28 10:43

      shocking.....this happened in Khayelitsha where i leave, i must keep my nephews indoors from now on.

  • aviweam - 2012-09-27 11:55

    YHO!Thank God 4 your dark skin son. Cut the damn sangoma 2 death

  • arthurenlouise.tarr - 2012-09-27 12:06

    I dont know about everyone else but I'm getting ready for anarchy.This country is going to burn soon. Sorry But that is what is coming!

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-09-27 12:52

      How do you relate anarchy to this article?

      maylani.bezuidenhout - 2012-09-27 16:56

      Well how can you expect people, who believe that a dead child's thingie is going to make your business prosper, to vote sensibly? It's all populism, promises and black magic.

  • susan.paul.330 - 2012-09-27 12:14

    sick bastards!!!

  • gordon.turner.37 - 2012-09-27 12:18

    This is what you get when you give legitimacy to stone age beliefs.

  • malinda.cassidy - 2012-09-27 12:23

    And the sangoma who is still loking for a lighter skined child???

  • John Peter Steyn - 2012-09-27 12:30

    Sangomas have no place in society. They endanger people's health at best or at worst pull this kind of pure evil. Cutting up a child to use his body parts in a spell. They are servants of Satan surely.

  • Badger - 2012-09-27 12:33

    Barbarians !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The locals are as bad as the Asians, "body parts for muti" and the Asians believing Rhino Horns increase their Horns,,,,,,,,, Pathetic !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Lyndatjie - 2012-09-27 12:46

    Take that Sangoma and give him to mothers who have lost a child!!!

  • christina.setloboko - 2012-09-27 12:48

    pure satanism ,their father the devil- hiding under ancestors calling as a sangoma,Bull....s...t

  • teresa.villarini - 2012-09-27 12:55

    Wtf is going on in this country ! Have people lost their damn minds! Death penalty needs to come back that's for sure ! Sick bastards

  • rochelle.williams.73157 - 2012-09-27 13:16

    this is seriOus stuf tht hpening rgt undr our nOses...b cAreful kids!

  • Eterni80 - 2012-09-27 13:20

    WTF is happening in our country ????? This might as well be the old west with robbers and sheriffs and shootouts in the middle of the street. I hope the ANC get to reap the whirlwind..

  • irma.white.9 - 2012-09-27 13:55

    56 years old and still stupid enough to believe that crap. Morons. Is the sangoma going to be arrested? Who knows how many missing children have been part of his receipes.

  • Dagbekruiper - 2012-09-27 14:19

    The sangoma should also back arrested and charged. That goes for every sangoma in SA

  • erika.tolken - 2012-09-27 15:16

    Oh no man. Poor little boy. So so glad he is safe. Really a lucky escape for him. But what about the next victim, that next little child?

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