Hacked boy case: Muti link suspected

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IOL news dec27 axe .

Police believe the abduction of a boy, who had his penis and left ear sliced off, is another Soweto muti crime.

The 11-year-old boy’s genitals and ear were cut off on Friday while his mother was away at a funeral in KwaZulu-Natal.

He is recovering in hospital.

Police spokesman Captain Mpande Khoza said they believed the incident was muti related.

Last year, the police launched an investigation focused into ritual killings after the body of a 28-year-old man was discovered in the township.

The man’s body, with his nose and ears removed, was found hidden in the veld in the Motsoaledi informal settlement near Chris Hani-Baragwanath Hospital.

On the same day, a nine-year-old girl’s body was found in Alberton. She too had body parts removed.

Selling human parts, such as tongues, genitals and ears, is a lucrative business in SA. -The Star


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lamha, wrote

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07:56am on 30 December 2011
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This boy is my hero - he risked his life to protect his younger sisters. To them he must be a huge hero, he is to me. I would personally like to meet him once he is recovered. The dad must be proud as he has raised a real man in his son!

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11:41am on 27 December 2011
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making money on other people's parts.its barbaric

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