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Muti attacker not yet under arrest

By Sapa, The Witness | May 17, 2012 | COMMENTS [ 16 ]

A man who allegedly mutilated a baby girl for muti has still not been arrested eight months after the assault

The 9-month-old was allegedly sold for R300 to her attacker in Matatiele, in the Eastern Cape, in September last year, The Witness says.

He sliced off parts of her face and two fingers from her left hand.

He wrapped her in blankets and set her alight.

Another child heard her crying and called for help. She survived.

According to The Witness the toddler’s mother had been admitted to the Santa Tuberculosis Hospital before the attack, and had left her daughter in the care of a relative.

The child’s father was away on work.

A relative allegedly sold her to her boyfriend, who mutilated the child.

Matatiele police spokesman Raphael Motloung said a case of attempted murder was being investigated and no arrests had been made yet.


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loyang ntja eo go ya tronkong go swana le ga le moleboga.

May 17, 2012 2:46 | 0 replies

People r so cruel these days , how can he do this to an angel , but I know that God is watching.
One day everyone else will stands for her / his sins.

May 30, 2012 2:58 | 0 replies

wow the babay survived all that?

May 23, 2012 2:51 | 0 replies

to have a child is a hassle, is not an easy project as one can think and sold for R300 that is mad, poor kids mxm.

May 18, 2012 8:12 | 0 replies

our Justice system lacks, they can't even arrest with an obvious case like this!! #sigh#

May 17, 2012 4:45 | 0 replies

I don't know where this notion that body parts are good muti.. Load of rubbish.. Back in the days, these type of people we eliminated from society. 1 of the values of ubuntu says that as men we will ensure the safety and well being of all our kids and women... But then as men, the civilised policies in place, actually prevent us from taking action against barbarians of this nature... the same for rapists and murderes, even armed robbers were dealt with accordingly...

May 17, 2012 3:58 | 0 replies

this is a worlwide belief
have you ever seen a case involving this kind of act ever been solved
evil spirit makes us belive that human body parts is a secret to powerful posisions and having money and once you do it, (using or beliving it what the evil sangoma told you) the evil spirit will support you once that happen

people who are on high possisions will act like they are against it, at night here they become busy

every1 will pay on when his time comes

May 17, 2012 3:56 | 0 replies

the goverment go soft on criminals and hard on God Fearing people If they catch him they must put honey on this private parts and let the ants eat him alive

May 17, 2012 3:54 | 0 replies

if this was in Limpopo...joh joh'd have seen more than 100 comments

May 17, 2012 3:47 | 0 replies

They should cut of his b@lls, hang him upside down and light a f!re under him!

Motherf*cking monster!

May 17, 2012 3:38 | 0 replies

ah! mara! this is so cruelty, horrific, inhuman

May 17, 2012 3:15 | 0 replies