On 15 July 2022, Tshwane Metro Police Department (TMPD) regional members received a complaint from security guards who were working the night shift at a graveyard about people digging up graves.
The officers responded swiftly and rushed to the graveyard. Upon arrival they found three people inside the grave busy digging. When the three suspects were questioned, they could not account for what they were doing and where they got the permission to dig up the graves.
Among the three suspects was a Sangoma. They were allegedly looking for dead people’s bones for muti purposes. The suspects tried to offer a bribe of R1 500. They were then arrested for violation of graveyard regulations, malicious damage to property and bribery.
Well done to the TMPD members! The TMPD will continue to combat crime in Tshwane.
Issued by the Tshwane Metro Police Communication Unit.