Man caught with 'nephew's private parts' in his wallet #StoriesWeHear

published on Thursday, 13 February 2014

A man in South Africa was reportedly caught with his nephew’s genitals in his wallet, which resulted in suspicion that he had murdered him.Reports say, the man was arrested and taken by the police to a forest in the Eastern Cape, where he led them to his 18-year old nephew’s mutilated corpse.It was at the scene of the crime the police found his nephew’s genitals in his wallet.Huffington Post reports:“We found that the hands, the head and legs were cut off from the body and we then recovered the private parts in his wallet,” Mzukisi Fatyela, police spokesman for the Eastern Cape Province, told AFP.The victim went missing from the town of Ngcobo on Sunday.Police aren’t releasing more details, but are investigating whether the murder — and the genital possession — might be a “muti” killing, when witchdoctors use body parts in their potions, according to the BBC. There is reportedly a market for the illicit sale of human body parts for such purposes in South Africa.

Charges are expected for the uncle.