Traditional healer found with bucket of body parts in KZN

She said the man had confirmed to police that it was human body parts and he informed police that he used these items to heal people.

“It is alleged that the suspect has been looking for buyers and approached a number of traditional healers around the Emanguzi area.

“It is alleged that he identified himself as a traditional healer from Margate.”

Mbele said other traditional healers had raised the alarm with the police after the man had claimed he was in possession of human body parts which were on sale for R4‚000.

“Police investigations are continuing to ascertain if the suspect can be linked to other crimes in the province. At this stage it is unknown as to whom the body parts belongs to and a DNA analysis will confirm if the body parts belong to more than one person.

“The 34-year-old suspect will be charged for the illegal possession of suspected human body parts and will appear in the Margate Magistrate’s Court soon‚” said Mbele.

In an unrelated matter‚ the three men accused in August 2017 of cannibalism in Escourt‚ are set to appear in the Pietermaritzburg High Court soon.

A fourth accused was reportedly found dead in his prison cell in July.

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