Cape Town - 090127 - At Khayelitsha's Nonceba Hall on National Police Day there was a meeting to help organize how local organizations could assist the police in dealing with community issues.  Photo by Skyler Reid.
Cape Town - 090127 - At Khayelitsha's Nonceba Hall on National Police Day there was a meeting to help organize how local organizations could assist the police in dealing with community issues. Photo by Skyler Reid.

Residents attack suspected muthi-killers

By Time of article published Sep 1, 2014

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Johannesburg -

Residents of Mbilwi village, near Thohoyandou, vandalised four homes of people suspected to have been involved in a muthi-related murder, Limpopo police said on Monday.

Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said locals met on Sunday and an elderly woman told them the names of people she believed were behind the murder of Elina Mphaphuli, 60, in May.

Her mutilated body was found covered with a towel between rocks. Some of her body parts were missing.

“Members of the community then escorted (the informant) to the Sibasa satellite police station and informed the members on duty about the information which the woman told them,” said Mulaudzi.

Police were offering a R100 000 reward for information which could lead to the arrest of Mphaphuli's killers.

“Soon after leaving the police premises, members of the community allegedly set alight one house belonging to a supposed suspect. Three more houses were severely damaged after they were stoned.”

Eight people were rescued from the four houses and were being kept at the local police station.

“Nobody was injured during these incidents,” said Mulaudzi.

Police were investigating cases of arson, public violence, and malicious damage to property. No arrests had been made. - Sapa

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