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
A rare animal, a jaguar cub was stolen from the Bloemfontein Zoo and allegedly used for muti, Free State police said.
Muti is a term for “traditional medicine” or witchcraft in Southern Africa as far north as Lake Tanganyika. The … Read the rest
Erasmia police in Gauteng have started an investigation after decomposed human remains were found in a suitcase on Wednesday morning (1 October).
Spokesperson Constable Tumisang Moloto said police were called to the R511 road in Erasmia at 07:30 by a … Read the rest
An angry black mob tried to burn down a church on Monday after the dismembered body parts of 4-year-old Lungisani Ntuli were found in a room on the property.
The volatile community of Ncotshane village in Phongolo, northern KwaZulu-Natal, set … Read the rest
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
“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
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
Police in the Simiyu region said the 40-year-old victim was murdered overnight earlier this month and the attackers had hacked off her left … Read the rest
Lehlohonolo Joseph Scott, 26, is charged with two counts of murder and … Read the rest
SABC news reports Lieutenant Nkosikho Mzuku said taxi commuters alerted police to the remains.
No one had been arrested by Wednesday … Read the rest
According to police, when the family went … Read the rest
Limpopo police spokesman Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi confirmed that … Read the rest
Saturday’s shooting comes after the body of a woman was found … Read the rest