Traditional healer's two murder cases postponed

2015-12-14 17:25


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Durban – Two court cases involving a traditional healer accused of two murders were postponed in the Umzinto Magistrate's Court on Monday.

The cases were postponed until January 14 for further investigation.

In the first matter, traditional healer Elias Sihle Mchunu and co-accused Eric Ngidi appeared in connection with the discovery of a woman's head near Gandhinagar in Umzinto, south of Durban.

In the second case, Mchunu and Thando Duma are accused of killing Nawaaz Khan. National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson Natasha Kara said the cases were being heard in tandem.

Khan was found hacked to death and decapitated. Khan and Mchunu were believed to have been friends.

While investigating Khan's death, police arrested Ngidi. He led police to woman's headless body and to a plastic shopping bag containing crushed bones, which were believed to be remains of the woman's skull.

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