S. african gets life for killing of in­dian-ori­gin woman

The Sunday Guardian - - World - IANS

JO­HAN­NES­BURG: A South African healer has been sen­tenced to life for his role in the mur­der of an In­di­ano­ri­gin woman by promis­ing four men over $150,000. Healer Si­bonakaliso Mbili had promised one of the four co-ac­cused, Falakhe Khu­malo, 2 mil­lion Rand ($153,000) to get the head of an In­dian, coloured or white woman with long hair to con­duct witch­craft ac­tiv­i­ties, of­fi­cials said. Khu­malo took the help of other three ac­cused to lure In­dian-ori­gin De­siree Mu­ru­gan to a field near Shall­cross sports grounds in the town­ship of Chatsworth near Dur­ban in 2014, the Post news­pa­per re­ported on Fri­day. Mu­ru­gan, a di­vorced mother of one, was stabbed 192 times and there­after de­cap­i­tated. Khu­malo later con­fessed to the mur­der. A “hand­ful” of pri­vate US cit­i­zens who trav­eled to Cuba say they have ex­pe­ri­enced symp­toms sim­i­lar to those suf­fered by Amer­i­can diplo­mats in mys­te­ri­ous health “at­tacks” in Ha­vana, the US State De­part­ment said on Fri­day.

A State De­part­ment spokesper­son, who de­clined to be named, said the agency could not ver­ify the claims but said trav­el­ers should heed its travel warn­ing is­sued last Fri­day. London po­lice said on Sat­ur­day a num­ber of pedes­tri­ans had been in­jured near the

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