Decapitated body found at Sasol coal shafts

Police investigators. Picture: Tracy Lee Stark

Police investigators. Picture: Tracy Lee Stark

An inquest docket has been opened after a decapitated body with an amputated right arm was found at Sasol’s coal shafts in Secunda, Mpumalanga.

Provincial police spokesperson Brigadier Selvy Mohlala told The Citizen police received a complaint regarding a human head that was found in the conveyor belt used to transport coal to the coastal station on Sunday at about 6am. The body was found by an employee who immediately switched off the machine as soon as he noticed the head.

Police urged anyone with information that could assist in the probing of this matter to contact Secunda Police Station at 017-624-2125 or Crime Stop at 08600-10111.

In a separate incident, severed parts of an unidentified woman’s body were found in the bushes in Killarney, Johannesburg, in April.

Hillbrow police spokesperson Sergeant Mduduzi Zondo said the body was discovered by a passerby who noticed an arm sticking out of one of the black plastic bags. It seems the body was cut into six different pieces and the head chopped off as well, added Zondo.

Zondo said the woman, believed to be in her early 20s, was apparently wearing a brown jersey, blue takkies and a traditional dress. It was unclear what was used to cut the body.

– Caxton News Service

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