Man held after woman’s murder, mutilation

Crime & Courts

Johannesburg -

A man arrested in connection with the murder and mutilation of a woman in North West is expected to appear in the Swartruggens Magistrate's Court on Friday.

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He was taken into custody on Wednesday.

The woman's body was found near the Swartruggens shopping complex by a passerby on Sunday.

Her abdomen had been cut open and her heart and lungs removed.

Her face was smashed with a stone, her breasts were cut off and her genitals cut, said police spokesman Captain Pelonomi Makau. - Sapa

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