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Traditional healer and patient arrested for murder

Victim's mutilated body was found in his house in Freedom Park near Soweto

A traditional healer and his patient have been arrested for the murder of a man whose mutilated body was found in his house in Freedom Park near Soweto, Gauteng police said on Friday.

The two were taken into custody on Thursday afternoon, Captain Pinky Tsinyane said.

She said a visitor found the body of the 39-year-old man lying on the floor in his house on Wednesday morning.

“The nose was cut off and one eye was missing from the body,” Tsinyane said.

“The motive for the murder is still not clear, but community members suspected it to be muti-related.”   

Tsinyane said the healer, 39, and his patient, 21, were the last people to be seen with the murdered man.

They were expected to face murder charges in the Protea Magistrate’s Court soon.

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