Man, 25, allegedly found in possession of his mother's decapitated head

A 25-year-old man appeared in the Molopo Magistrate's Court in Mmabatho in the North West on Monday 14 September for the alleged possession of his mother's decapitated head. 


The suspect's court appearance follows his arrest on Saturday evening, 12 September 2020, at Montshiwastad village, Mahikeng, after members of the Flying Squad acted on a tip-off about a suspect who allegedly killed his mother and was carrying her head in a bag. 

MOTHER'S HEAD FOUND INSIDE A BAG IN NORTH WEST 


On arrival at the scene, the police found the bag in the suspect's possession. 


"During the search, indeed a human head was found inside the bag," said SAPS Brigadier Sabata Mokgwabone.  


"The suspect allegedly admitted to killing his mother on Monday 7 September 2020, in Hercules, Pretoria. As a result, he was arrested. The suspect will after [his] court appearance today [Monday], be transferred to Pretoria to face a charge of murder," added Mokgwabone.  


The motive of the incident is unknown and an investigation into the matter is underway.


Provincial Commissioner of North West Lieutenant General Sello Kwena applauded the members for their quick response which resulted in the gruesome discovery and the arrest of the suspect. Mokgwabone also said the court decided to permanently transfer the case of possession of a human part to Pretoria (Hercules) where the murder case was opened. 


"This means that henceforth, enquiries will be handled by my counterparts in Gauteng," said Mokgwabone.  

TRIO ARRESTED FOR POSSESSION OF PANGOLIN IN NORTH WEST 


Apart from a human head being found in the North West, a Pangolin was also found which resulted in the arrest of three people. 


The animal was found in a car that was stopped and searched at a petrol station near Alpha Crossing in the town of Brits. 


Three people who were travelling in the vehicle were arrested when they could not give a valid reason for having a Pangolin in their possession. The trio, aged between 22 and 35, was due to appear in the Brits Magistrate's Court on Monday 14 September. 


Police spokesperson Maria Nkabinde said Nature Conservation officials and members of various police units acted after receiving a tip-off about a possible pangolin sale. The African Pangolin Working Group states that, despite a ban on international trade by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), pangolins are still one of the most trafficked mammals in the world.

This post is currently not accepting comments.