Albinos increasingly murdered in Malawi for body parts

She is haunted daily by the image of the decapitated head of her 9-year-old son. Police asked Edna Cedrick to identify it after the boy, who had albinism, was snatched from her arms in a violent struggle.

The death in … Read the rest

Woman found with her nose, ears, eyelashes cut off

A 72-year-old woman has been found dead in her home in Germiston with her nose, ears and eyelashes cut off, Johannesburg police said on Thursday.

“Those are the parts that we could see were missing when we got there,” said … Read the rest

Seven burned for possession of human bones

A gang from Malawi reportedly burned seven men to death for allegedly possessing human bones intended for use in witchcraft.

The incensed mob in the Nsanje district of Malawi are said to have attacked the suspects then set them on … Read the rest

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

Girl poisoned, strangled for revenge

A four-year-old black girl has been poisoned and strangled, and her body hidden in the base of a bed by her black mother’s black boyfriend in Lawley, south of Joburg.

Asinia Mashaba’s body was found on Thursday morning after the … 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

Rare cub stolen for muti

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

Human remains found in suitcase

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

Footage of blacks kidnapping white twins goes viral

CCTV footage of two blacks walking out of a pharmacy with white twins in a trolley – when their mother had turned her back on them for just a few seconds – has gone viral.

The attempted kidnapping of the … Read the rest

Dismembered body of child found at Church

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

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.

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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

Albino woman murdered ‘for potions’ in Tanzania

albinoTwo witch doctors have been arrested after an albino woman was found murdered and mutilated in Tanzania.

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