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By Siyabonga Mkhwanazi
The one grinned and then shook his head in disbelief, while his accomplice sat quietly in the dock with a stern look behind his spectacles.
This was how two men, convicted of brutally mutilating a woman and feeding her body parts to lions, reacted when the Chinese interpreter told them they had been found guilty.
Wang Jin, 29, and Hong Zhu, 42, were on Tuesday convicted by Johannesburg High Court Judge Phillip Boruchowitz of murdering Wen Si, 23, in March last year.
Wen, of Edenvale, was killed, chopped to pieces, boiled and disposed off at the Lion Park in Fourways.
In addition, the two men were each convicted on kidnapping, robbery with aggravating circumstances, and extortion counts.
Hong was also found guilty of illegal possession of ammunition, while Wang was acquitted on charges of illegal possession of firearms and ammunition.
Judge Boruchowitz rejected Wang's version that Hong, and not himself, killed Wen.
The case continues on Monday, when the state is expected to call Wen's husband, Yun Fu, to testify in aggravation of sentence.