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