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Hacked boy case: Muti link suspected

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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