UPDATE: No bail for brothers who behead sister in Phalaborwa

The two brothers, Ishmael Mopai (28) and Michael Mopai (30), have appeared before the Lulekani Magistrate Court in Phalaborwa on Tuesday, May 8,on charges of murder.

Read: Phalaborwa: Beheaded woman’s brothers arrested for her murder

The suspects allegedly murdered and decapitated their sister, Irene Mopai, on February 25.

Michael Mopai. Photo: SAPS

The accused then supposedly disposed of the head on a nearby farm.

Ishmael Mopai. Photo: SAPS

Police reported that the issue of a ritual murder can not be ruled out.

The defendant’s case was remanded to June 25 without bail.


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