‘This is a despicable and cruel act’ – Man, 32, arrested trying to sell dismembered penis

Cape Town – A 32-year-old Eastern Cape man appeared at the Butterworth Magistrate’s Court on a charge of unlawful possession of human tissue on Monday. The suspect was arrested after he allegedly tried to sell a penis which was butchered from a 68-year-old man. Police spokesperson Warrant Officer Majola Nkohli said the suspect is expected to be transferred to Mthatha... Read more → The post ‘This is a despicable and cruel act’ – Man, 32, arrested trying to sell dismembered penis appeared first on African Insider.

‘This is a despicable and cruel act’ – Man, 32, arrested trying to sell dismembered penis

Cape Town – A 32-year-old Eastern Cape man appeared at the Butterworth Magistrate’s Court on a charge of unlawful possession of human tissue on Monday.

The suspect was arrested after he allegedly tried to sell a penis which was butchered from a 68-year-old man.

Police spokesperson Warrant Officer Majola Nkohli said the suspect is expected to be transferred to Mthatha where he will face a charge of attempted murder.

“It is alleged that the suspect was arrested by members of the public, after they allegedly found him in possession of a male body part at a shopping Mall in Butterworth on Thursday afternoon, 20 April 2023.


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“It is believed that he was looking for a buyer in Butterworth,” said Nkohli, adding that preliminary investigations revealed that the private parts were removed from a 68-year-old man in OR Tambo District.

The victim is in hospital, he said.

Meanwhile, Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Nomthetheleli Mene has praised the community for arresting the suspect.

“This is a despicable and cruel act.  The actions of the suspect is inhumane and justice must take its course,” said Mene.

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