Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Two arressted for murder and mutilation

By Tando Mfengwana

Police have arrested two men, aged between 19 and 25 for the murder and horrific mutilation, believed to be muti-related, of a 23-year old man from Philippi.

Siyabonga Shasha’s body was found on an open field near Bristol Road, Nyanga, early Saturday morning, with his heart, genitals and throat removed from his body, said the police spokesperson Randal Stoffels.

The gruesome killing came as a shock to his family as they had just buried one of their younger sons, who was short in gang related violence in July.

Shasha’s older brother, Sivuyile said that he had seen his brother in a Philippi shebeen on Friday, and he borrowed him money so that he could buy breakfast for himself.

Residents living near the area where Shasha’s body was found say that this is not the first time bodies have been found in the area. They say that bodies of two men who had been shot in the head were found in the same place two months ago.

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