Magic penis accused may be cursed - The problem with democracy
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.
Yeah and these people are expected to vote on who governs the country. I really do think sometimes that there is a serious flaw in democracy. There is not much to say about this other than to say WTF. How can a snail terrrorise the community? Why wasn't he just using a normal penis? How did they discover a magical invisible penis? How are they on bail for only R1000? Just to much WTF here for me. I'm so glad they are allowed to vote.
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