Evaton family arrested for murdering woman during exorcism ritual

On Monday, 10 July, police arrested a family of three which include a father, daughter and son after they reportedly killed his wife in Evaton.

“The police were called to a murder scene by the father. Upon arrival, a body of a woman was found mutilated. The suspects allege that the victim who was their mother and wife to their father was demon possessed and they were performing exorcism procedure on her which required them to cut some part of her body,” said SAPS spokesperson Colonel Dimakatso Nevhuhulwi.

The Provincial Commissioner of the police in Gauteng, Lieutenant General Elias Mawela has condemned the incident and urged the public to always seeks professional help such as psychological, spiritual and social welfare services that is at their disposal within their communities.

The three suspects aged 24, 26 and 61 years are expected to appear before a Magistrates’ Court soon on charges of murder. Police investigation continues.

One thought on “Evaton family arrested for murdering woman during exorcism ritual

  • July 12, 2023 at 9:56 am

    Lack of knowledge is darker than night. Some of our cultural practices r pure evil. We behave like we go no brains when we doing such. How does cutting body parts help in exorcising a demon. Isn’t the demon spiritual? Why not engage with it Spiritually?


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