Traditional healer appears in KZN court for alleged muti murders

2015-11-19 21:33


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Durban – Two men accused of beheading a man for muti, appeared in the Umzinto Magistrate's Court on Thursday.

Traditional healer Elias Sihle Mchunu and his co-accused Thando Duma abandoned their bail application while appearing for the murder of Nawaaz Khan. They will appear again on December 14.

Mchunu was also linked to a second beheading after the head of a woman was found opposite the Gandhinagar Township in Tongaat, north of Durban. That matter was adjourned to November 23, where Mchunu will appear with his other co-accused Eric Ngidi.

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

Khan and Mchunu were believed to be friends.

While investigating the death of Khan, police officers arrested Ngidi who led police to the headless body of the female.  

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

The plastic bag contained what was believed to be the remains of the victim's head.

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