The family of a 41 year old Mhalapitsa man whose controversial death sparked a riot in the village still insist that he was murdered for ritual purposes despite explanations by the police that the deceased was a victim of a hit and run accident.
The man was found dead on the side of the road sparking rumors of ritual murder which touch off a riot in the Village of Mhalapitsa.
Senior Superintendent Boikutso Dintwa told the telegraph that, “as the police we went to the deceased family and explained what we have established after his death”.
He said “we showed them a photo album of the deceased both before and after the post mortem was conducted” He added that the meeting was fruitful and they resolved their differences.
Dintwa further said they are appealing to the members of the public to come forward with information that could lead to the arrest of the culprits.
He pointed out that the deceased was not murdered for ritual purposes.
Family spokesperson Pinkie Seano told Telegraph this week that “I still maintain that my brother Kebaeletse Mmoniemag is a victim of ritual murder”.
She said few day ago the police personnel visited her family and explained to them how the deceased died and were forced to accept that the cause of death was not ritual murder.
“I know what I am talking about. I was the one who identified the deceased at the mortuary and was able to identify that some of his body parts were missing” she said.
Few weeks ago an angry mob went on the rampage claiming that the deceased had killed by ritual murderers. During the riots about 85 people were arrested by the police riots and 22 will be charged for causing riots.