South Africa: suspected ritual killer arrested in Welbedacht
Published: January 23, 2018
By: Yoshini Perumal
Within hours of a suspected ritual killing, investigators from the Chatsworth SAPS arrested one suspect and recovered the alleged weapon used to commit the gruesome murder in Welbedacht West, on Sunday.
According to communications officer of the Chatsworth SAPS, Cpt Cheryl Pillay, during the early hours of Sunday morning, residents of Welbedacht West discovered the body of a 42-year-old man.
“The deceased was discovered with multiple stab wounds and his genitals removed. A family member has identified the victim,” she said.
The 52-year-old accused will appear in the Chatsworth Magistrate’s Court soon. Acting station commander, Col Krish Nair, commended the swift action taken by the investigators and the subsequent arrest of the accused.
“We sympathise with the family during their time of bereavement. The Chatsworth SAPS is committed to ensuring that perpetrators of such heinous crimes are arrested and removed from society,” he said.