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2nd inyanga up for muthi killing

By Mfundekelwa Mkhulisi | 2011-02-02 05:50:36.0

Gauteng top cop Happy Vilankulu tracked down the inyanga to his home in Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal

A SECOND Inyanga has been arrested in connection with the murder and mutilation of a 4-year-old girl in Katlehong, Ekurhuleni, two years ago.

Gauteng top cop Happy Vilankulu tracked down the inyanga to his home in Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal.

"We found him busy throwing bones and telling people who had come to consult him about their future and other things. We arrested him," said Vilankulu.

He said police seized a bottle allegedly containing human blood.

"He was pointed out by the person he allegedly gave muthi. We have no doubt that we have got the right person because he was pointed out by the person he was allegedly involved with in the gruesome murder," he said.

Vilankulu, who spoke to Sowetan while driving back from KwaZulu-Natal, said he was happy that he managed to trace the inyanga though he had fled the town in which he allegedly committed the crime.

He said police would take some items found in the house for tests to determine whether they were human body parts.

Last week, Vilankulu arrested another inyanga at a hideout in Mthatha, in Eastern Cape.

The arrest came after a couple - a bishop of the Eden Church and his wife - were arrested in Katlehong on January 18.

Monde Tokwe, 48, and Nolufefe Magasane, 50, of Mandela informal settlement appeared in the Alberton magistrate's court last Thursday.

The four allegedly killed the girl and mutilated her body before it was dumped in an open veld.

Police say the bishop consulted inyangas in a bid to boost the numbers at his church after membership dwindled.

The inyangas allegedly told him to bring human body parts to help him bring back the members.

The case against the couple was postponed to February 23 for a bail application. The inyanga will appear in court soon.

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