KZN police find mutilated hand

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A case of attempted murder has been opened after police found a human hand at a sports and recreation ground in Dundee, KwaZulu-Natal.

Dundee police spokesperson Captain Vusimuzi Mbense said the police were patrolling just after midnight when they found the hand behind the grandstand on Saturday, Northern Natal Courier reported.

“They tried to locate the owner of the hand and eventually took it to Dundee Provincial Hospital, where the owner was found,” added Mbense.

Mbense said the man, 19, alleged he was attacked by a group of unknown men while he was with his friends.

“He was tripped by one of the suspects and fell to the ground. The group of men then assaulted him and chopped off his hand with a bush knife. He also suffered a laceration to the back of his neck,” added Mbense.

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, Zondo added.

Zondo said it appears the woman, believed be in her early 20s, was wearing a brown jersey, blue takkies and a traditional dress.

– Caxton News Service

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