Magic penis accused may be cursed

Malelane - Eleven villagers accused of setting a pastor alight after accusing him of using a magic penis to sleep with women still don't know whether they'll face trial or not.

This comes after their case was once again postponed in the Boschfontein periodical court on Thursday.

“We are still waiting for the Director of Public Prosecutions to decide if the case is ready for trial, but, as the police, we are done with all the investigations,” provincial police spokesperson Hlathi told African Eye News Service (Aens).

Initially, 12 villagers, aged between 28 and 50, were arrested in February after Albert Malwane, a pastor of the Izwi Zion Christian Church in Jeppes Reef outside Malalane, was burnt to death a day before.

One of them, Sunnyboy Mthalala, died on May 16 after complaining of painful and swollen feet. He also vomited blood.

Villagers told Aens that when Malwane was buried, his family placed a curse on those responsible for his death.

Malwane's father, Timothy Malwane, confirmed that a curse was released at the pastor’s funeral to haunt his son's killers.

Malwane was dragged from his one-roomed house in the Etitandini informal settlement near Jeppes Reef south of Malalane and taken to a hill, where he was set alight.

Malwane's house was also burnt and his wife and daughter went into hiding.

Community members had accused him of talking to animals and using an invisible penis to sleep with women in the informal settlement.

They also accused his wife of turning into a snail and terrorising the community.

The 11 accused have not been asked to plead to charges of murder and arson and are all out on R1 000 bail each.

They are expected to appear in the same court on September 29.
- African Eye
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Nunya 2011-08-14 04:27:02 PM
And these people are expected to vote and govern a country.......
djg 2011-08-14 04:27:43 PM
and this lot ladies and gentlemen are responsible for voting the anc into power
chonkie 2011-08-14 04:31:51 PM
i hate this place - R1000 bail WTF What the Fck - they set a human on fire!!! - i got a speeding fine last week of R1800 - should have burnt the speedcop - would have saved myself R800
Anonymus 2011-08-14 04:34:55 PM
i dont even know what to say.........
gatvol4corru 2011-08-14 04:45:58 PM
Still,in this day and age..? Now Zuma & his comrades want's to blame whites?
ProudofPink 2011-08-14 04:47:58 PM
No wonder SA is in the state it is if this bunch have the vote. And they have the nerve to blame it on apartheid and the whitey instead of looking in the mirror at their own primitive beliefs. So very sad.
Daveza 2011-08-14 04:51:19 PM
'They also accused his wife of turning into a snail' , 'using an invisible penis to sleep with women' Did I wake up in year 2 ? Come on, throw the lot in jail for life. Now, before creationists use them as proof that evolution is a myth.
So What If.. 2011-08-14 04:51:41 PM
I want one too! An magic penis... Sounds great!
Macho Mike 2011-08-14 04:53:49 PM
What a "cock-up" this penis story is. Shows how problematic life in SA has become. And then to cap it all, these self same people who belief in magic penis's, snails and the such like are the very same idiots who have the power to determine SA's future. Eish, i need to change and become the next President. Oh, and by the way, has anybody seen the snail slurping around.....?
Popit 2011-08-14 04:55:21 PM
They should use this as part of "The Wild" plot. Make it truely an African soapie..