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10 Sep 2017
1:25 pm

Cops make breakthrough in Limpopo graves violation cases


Four suspects have been nabbed for these crimes.


The main suspect in cases of violation of graves at Tshitavha village in Limpopo has been arrested in George in the Western Cape, Limpopo police said on Sunday.

A team of investigators from the province followed up information that led them to a house in George where the suspect was apprehended on Saturday night, Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo said.

“The 23-year-old prime suspect who was being sought by the police since the first body was exhumed from the local graveyard at Tshitavha village two weeks ago is being linked to several cases of violation of graves and corpses in the area.

“His arrest brings to four the number of suspects nabbed for these crimes. Last week, a 39-year-old traditional healer Erick Kwinda was arrested for defeating the ends of justice related to the same crimes and has already appeared in Thohoyandou Magistrate’s Court on Friday 2017-09-08 and will again appear in the same court on 2017-10-30. He was denied bail. More charges will possibly be preferred against him following the arrest of the prime suspect,” Mojapelo said.

Two more suspects were also arrested and would be charged with “offences of violation of graves and corpses”. The duo, aged 20 and 29, would appear in the Thohoyandou Magistrate’s Court on Monday. The suspect arrested in George would appear in the same court on Tuesday, Mojapelo said.

– African News Agency (ANA)