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By unknown | Aug 18, 2008 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Riot Hlatshwayo

Riot Hlatshwayo

A famous businessman, his son and the son's friend appeared briefly in the Bushbuckridge magistrate's court in Mpumalanga on Friday in connection with the brutal murder of a man whose body parts were allegedly cut off for muti purposes.

The businessman, Floyd Mokoena, 58, his son Sydney Toto Mokoena, 33, and the son's friend, Mjojo Justice Ndubane, 28, are accused of killing Clearance Brown, 25, on February 23 this year.

Mokoena senior allegedly told his son that a sangoma had advised him to bring a close relative's body parts, including human blood, to strengthen his four businesses.

He owns the Lebogang bar lounge and a restaurant in Tekamahala, as well as a bottle store and another restaurant in Oakley.

Mokoena Jnr allegedly offered his friend, Ndubane, a lot of money to help him to carry out the shocking plan.

The two allegedly ambushed Brown as he was walking home from a drinking spree at a bar lounge in Oakley and offered him a lift, Mpumalanga organised crime unit spokesman Captain Leonard Hlathi says.

"They allegedly cut off the victim's testicles, drained his blood and removed some of his bones while he was alive before throwing his body in the middle of the street," Hlathi says.

The three men were remanded in custody for further investigation pending their next court appearance on August 26.


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