Second traditional healer arrested in violation of graves saga

LIMPOPO – The suspect was arrested on Tuesday, by members of the South African Police Service Provincial Task Team and Thohoyandou cluster detectives.

The 42-year-old, traditional healer, was arrested in Mbilwi following an intensive investigation.

Police spokesperson Lt Col Moatshe Ngoepe says the man is suspected to be one of the recipients of human remains that were dug from the graves in the Vhembe district.

Read more: Lim SAPS concerned over corpse and body parts missing in Vhembe graves

He will appear in the Makuya Periodical Court today.

Ngoepe added that three other suspects involved in this case appeared in the Thohoyandou Magistrates Court, on Tuesday, 12 September, on charges of violation of graves and corpse.

“They were all remanded in custody until today so they can appear in the Makuya Periodical Court,” he explained.

Read more: Main suspect accused of violating graves in Vhembe, arrested in George

The other traditional healer arrested, will appear in the Thohoyandou Magistrates Court on 30 October 2017 and will remain in custody.

Read more: Traditional healer arrested following violation of graves in Vhembe

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