Another beheading on KZN South Coast

2015-11-13 12:45


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Durban - Police have discovered another headless body in Umzinto as an investigation into a traditional healer continues.

On Sunday detectives found the headless remains of Nawaaz Khan, who had been hacked to death and beheaded in an apparent muti slaying.

His friend and traditional healer, Elias Sihle Mchunu, who operates with the alias 'Maak 'n Plan', has since been arrested in connection with his murder.

- Read more: KZN muti murder victim's head found

With the probe continuing, police officers arrested a third man and discovered a second beheaded corpse on Thursday.

Police spokesperson Brigadier Jay Naicker said the third suspect, a security guard estimated to be in his late thirties, led police to bushes opposite the Gandhinagar township where he pointed out the headless body of a woman.

“When questioned about the woman's head, the suspect led police to another location in the vicinity where a plastic shopping bag containing decomposed crushed bones was recovered,” he said.

“The plastic bag containing what is believed to be the remains of the victim's head and the headless body were removed to the Park Rynie State Mortuary. Forensic tests will be performed to determine if the bones in the bag are indeed that of the deceased woman's head,” Naicker added.

“The suspect is being held in police custody pending his first appearance in the Umzinto Magistrates Court on Monday, 16 November.

“The second accused, Elias Sihle Mchunu, who was arrested for the murder of Nawaaz Khan, appeared in the Umzinto Magistrates’ Court Thursday and the case was remanded until November 19,” he added.

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