Ritual murder suspects appear in court


By Tsundukani Zitha

Lulekani -Two suspects identified as Ishmael Mopai (28) and his brother Michael Mopai (30) appeared in the Lulekani Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday. They appeared in connection with the ritual murder of their sister Irene Mopai (40).

The case was remanded to 25 June 2018 without bail to allow further police investigations.

Constable Maphure Manamela of the South African Police Service in Limpopo says that the deceased’s headless body was discovered at their home in Matiko Xikaya village outside Phalaborwa on February 25th this year, by a relative.

“Subsequent to this arrest, the deceased’s head was recovered in the bushes,” said Manamela.
Police investigations continue.