No report of beheading in Marikana: police

North West police say they’ve not received any report of a woman who was allegedly beheaded in Marikana. 

JOHANNESBURG - North West police say they’ve not received any report of a woman who was allegedly beheaded in Marikana.

Officials were responding to a claim by the National Union of Mineworkers’ (NUM) president on eNCA. 

Joseph Montisetse further claimed the woman had been a possible witness in the murder case of a NUM organiser in the area.

Montisetse made the comments just days before the NUM holds a rally on in Marikana on Sunday for the first time since the 2012 massacre.

But the police’s Sabata Mokgwabone denies Montisetse’s claim that they’re investigating the two alleged killings.

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“According to information received after the incident, Kaizer Madiba (the organiser) was on his way to work when he was allegedly killed," said Mokgwabone.

"No arrests have been made at this stage, we’re not aware of allegations that a female witness in the Madiba case was beheaded.”

On Saturday, Montisetse said he'd been informed about the incident by someone else and admits he doesn’t know the woman who’s alleged to have been beheaded.

“I can’t confirm that she’s known, through the information that I got from the chairperson we’re still going to investigate the people that informed the chairperson about this killing,” he said.

Source
eNCA