Woman caught with her ex-boyfriend’s head in a suitcase

A Zimbabwean woman and an accomplice have allegedly been caught with a human head which is said to be that of her ex-boyfriend.

They were caught carrying it in a suitcase earlier this month, and have now made an appearance in court this week.

Johannes Lebese, 53, and Tatenda Mhlanga, 33, face charges of murder and violating a corpse.

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said that on November 11, 2023, the two were stopped by the crime prevention wardens in Wattville, while carrying a suitcase.

“It is alleged that the wardens asked the two to open the suitcase and they found a human head and upper body of Mhlanga’s ex-boyfriend, Obert Mazadza who is also a Zimbabwean national,” NPA spokesperson Lumka Mahanjana said.

After discovering the body parts, the wardens called the police.

Mahanjana said when the police arrived and were still busy on the scene, the Community Policing Forum (CPF) reported that they found other body parts at a nearby dumping site.

“Lebese was arrested on the scene while Mhlanga fled the scene and handed herself over to police the next day.”

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