Fri, 07 Aug 2020

Former state pathologist gets 10 year sentence for stealing body parts

"Their arrest spirals from an intelligence driven operation which prompted police to follow up on an information regarding a red sedan which was on its way to Elukwatini with two occupants conveying human body parts," Hlathi said.

He added: "The suspects' vehicle was intercepted at the Lochiel-Nhlazatshe intersection where police thoroughly searched it and discovered a leg, placenta and a knee which was separately collected from a certain house."

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Hlathi said the police's discovery sparked investigation and police are following the "trail of events" to find out where the body is from.

The two suspects were remanded pending a bail application on 15 July.

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