Corpse Stolen From Limpopo Grave
Police in South Africa have launched an investigation and appealed for witnesses following the theft of a corpse from a grave in the northern province of Limpopo.
A relative made the discovery on Sunday when she went to the cemetery to clean the area in preparation of the upcoming unveiling of the tombstone.
To her shock she found a gapping hole by the grave and the body of Modike Philemon Masedi missing. The suspects accessed the graveyard by cutting the fence then dug a hole next to the grave to gain access to the coffin and stole the corpse, the police said .
Mr Masedi reportedly died on 15 January and was buried seven days later. “The motive for this incident is unknown at this stage,”
Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo, a police spokesperson, said. Provincial police boss Thembi Hadebe has urged people in the area to “desist from pointing fingers” to avoid any form of vigilantism.