Eastern Cape Police Commissioner Lieutenant General Nomthetheleli Mene has slammed a suspect who was found with a male private part at a shopping mall in Butterworth.
The 32-year-old man who was allegedly arrested by members of the public appeared in the Butterworth Magistrate’s Court on Monday, 24 April on charges of unlawful possession of human tissue.
SUSPECT CAUGHT WITH A MALE PRIVATE PART [GRAPHIC]
South African Police Service (SAPS) spokesperson in Eastern Cape, Warrant Officer Majola Nkohli said it is alleged that the suspect was arrested by members of the public, after they allegedly found him in possession of a male body part at a shopping mall in Butterworth on Thursday afternoon, 20 April 2023.
Nkohli said it is believed that he was looking for a ’buyer’ in Butterworth.
“Preliminary investigation has revealed that a private part was removed (cut) from a 68-year-old man in OR Tambo District, who is currently in hospital. The suspect will later be transferred to Mthatha, where he is expected to face a charge of attempted murder,” he said.
Eastern Cape Police Commissioner, Lt General Nomthetheleli Mene praised the community for arresting the suspect.
“This is a despicable and cruel act. The actions of the suspect are inhumane and justice must take its course,” she said.