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Eastern Cape police have arrested a 24-year-old Butterworth man in connection with the gruesome murder of his 85-year-old grandmother.
Police spokesman Captain Jackson Manatha yesterday said the man allegedly cut his grandmother's throat "like a goat" at Dyushu in Ceru Village, near Butterworth.
It is alleged that a villager saw the suspect pulling something towards Upper Ceru Junior Secondary School on Friday night.
"The body of the dead woman was seen by another villager who went to relieve himself at the school on Saturday morning," said Manatha.
The villager saw the bloody clothes near the toilet and the naked body in a hole next to the toilet.
The grandson was arrested on Saturday at a bus station after a tip-off from a member of the community that the suspect was carrying a human head in his luggage and was bound for Cape Town.
The police rushed to the rank and the man was arrested after being identified by a member of the community.
He was then taken to the police station. As he was led to the cells, a human finger popped out of his pocket.
"He was questioned about the finger.
"He then told the police that the head was in the bus destined for Cape Town. Police rushed to the bus and found it near old Ndabakazi railway station," said Manatha.
The suspect was ordered to remove his luggage from the bus and when it was opened the old woman's head and her arms were found.
Police suspect that the young man intended to sell the body parts to traditional healers in Cape Town for muti purposes.
The man will appear in the Butterworth magistrates' court today on a murder charge.
A similar case was reported at Butterworth in 1981 when a man tried to sell a human head to the owner of a funeral parlour.