Two kill eight relatives to end ‘evil spell’

Two black brothers butchered eight of their relatives – including three toddlers – because they believed their family members were using witchcraft against them.

Brothers Thulani, 28, and Sibonelo Mncwabe, 26, admitted to the murders in the Pietermaritzburg High Court … Read the rest

The mortal danger of being white in Africa

A lucrative black market exists for the body parts of albinos, who are believed by some to possess magical powers that can bring good luck. But as police in Tanzania crack down on the grisly trade, activists in neighbouring Malawi … Read the rest

Three appear for eating dog while still alive

Two black foreigners and a South African woman appeared in the Klerksdorp Magistrate’s Court for allegedly eating a dog while it was alive.

Inspector Suzette Kotzé of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals from the Stilfontein branch … Read the rest

Amcu miners eating human flesh for muti commission hears

“We took some of the flesh of the security [officer]. It was to make our muti strong.”

This was one of the confessions made by Mr X during his first day of testifying at the Marikana commission on Thursday.

Mr … Read the rest

Cannibal a ‘very nice man’

An alleged cannibal accused of killing a Gugulethu man and eating his heart with a knife and fork, cried in court.

Andrew “Master Benson” Chimbozo, 34, appeared in the Athlone Magistrate’s Court on Thursday. His bail application was postponed until … Read the rest

An alleged cannibal accused of killing a Gugulethu man and eating his heart with a knife and fork, cried in court.

Andrew “Master Benson” Chimbozo, 34, appeared in the Athlone Magistrate’s Court on Thursday. His bail application was postponed until … Read the rest