A South African couple has been arrested and charged to court, following charges of attempting to kill their 3-year-old son for money rituals.
The South African couple allegedly tried using
their 3-year-old son for money ritual.
The Mpumalanga couple allegedly made a ring of fire to sacrifice their three-year-old son as a way to become rich.
The couple- Cedric Mkhonto (29) and Nelly
Jawuki (25), from Khutsong near Matsulu
outside Mbombela, are to appear in court on
Thursday, October 29.
They have been charged for attempted murder,
after their son was nearly killed in a fire that left him seriously injured back in January this year.
Security officials say they were arrested at a
hideout in Tonga on Friday, October 16.
Mpumalanga police spokesman Brigadier Selvy
Mohlala told African Eye News Service (AENS)
that a neighbour heard the baby crying and
called for help in the community.
Mohlala said the neighbours rescued the boy
from the fire and called police.
He said: “The parents fled after the child was
rescued. The boy has since recovered from the
injuries that he sustained during the fire. He is living
with a relative in KaMhlushwa near
Adding that Mkhonto was first hospitalised at
Tonga hospital on Wednesday, October 14,
before being arrested along with Jawuki.
The accused parents allegedly made a ring of
fire at around 21:00 and tied the baby to a plank
They placed him on top of the fire to sacrifice
him and were sitting around the fire naked, all
in a believe that they will become rich.
Meanwhile, South African police are on a search
for a gang of three women who reportedly go
about raping men at gun point .
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