S.Africa: Witch Doctor arrested for murder of a White?
Traditional healer charged with murder after helper finds employer in pool of blood
Information led to a traditional leader who was found in posession of the victim’s cellphone and an unlicensed firearm.
A traditional healer has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a Free State domestic worker has been left traumatised. She is said to have discovered her 75-year-old employer’s dead body in a pool of his own blood on Thursday morning when she reported for duty.
She quickly alerted emergency medical service personnel, who immediately certified him dead on the scene. The emergency medical service personnel were able to establish that he had sustained a wound to the head that they suspected was caused by being bludgeoned with a blunt object.
Police then arrived at the scene and a case of murder was registered.
According to police reports, preliminary investigations led to a house in Majwemasweu.
Three individuals and the owner of the house, who is a traditional healer, were approached and questioned. The house was then searched and a cellphone belonging to the deceased as well as an unlicensed .22-Star pistol was found and seized.
Traditional healer found with unlicensed firearm
It was the traditional healer that was found in possession of the unlicensed firearm.
The three arrested suspects, aged 21, 23 and 31 and the traditional healer, 38, were immediately arrested.
They are facing charges of possession of an unlicensed firearm and murder. They will appear in the Brandfort Magistrate Court on 23 January 2023.