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Traditional healer accused of killing child with albinism denies it all

Three men from the North West were captured and accused of hijacking and murder following a disordered assault on Monday, 18 October. A 33-year-elderly person kicked the bucket from his wounds after purportedly being attacked in broad daylight by the gathering, said the police. 

Thokozani Msibi, in the pink mask, on Wednesday told the high court in Middelburg that he does not know how Gabisile Shabane's body parts ended up in his indumba. File photo.


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South African Police Service (SAPS) representative Lieutenant Colonel Amanda Funani said Khotso Mabokoane, 25, Tonki Hlomelang, 39, and Maropeng Malatjie, 41, were captured by the Potchefstroom police in the wake of the anarchy assault on Monday. 


The police said a 33-year-elderly person was supposedly seized and seriously attacked by the suspects. 


"As per data available to us, the 33-year-elderly person was home and resting at around 2:00 with his child when a gathering of individuals powerfully opened an entryway and went into the house," said Funani. 


"The crowd that blamed the casualty for robbery for electric links purportedly took him with them. Claims further express that the casualty was taken to a specific house where he was attached to a tree and attacked with sjamboks and sticks." 


After the attack, one of the suspects called the casualty's child to come and bring. The child took the person in question – who was seriously harmed – home and the police and paramedics were gathered. Lamentably, the casualty was announced dead at the scene. 


The police captured Mabokoane, Hlomelang, and Malatjie at Letlhakaneng town, close to Brits, on Monday. The threesome showed up under the watchful eye of the Brits Magistrate's Court on Tuesday, 19 October, on charges of abducting and murder, 


The case was remanded until Monday, 25 October, when the denounced will return in court for a conventional bail application. 


The North West police chief Lieutenant General Sello Kwena censured the episode and encouraged networks not to go rogue.Traditional healer accused of killing child with albinism denies it all (timeslive.co.za)

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Amanda Funani Maropeng Malatjie North West Potchefstroom South African Police Service

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