SAPS have made a grim discovery in Benoni this week, after officials investigating a property on illegal firearm charges found the remains of a human head floating in an old septic tank. The stomach-churning development has tied two brothers to a murder reported 14 months ago, and both have been put behind bars.
Human head found in Benoni
It’s understood that the victim’s landlord may also have had a hand in this despicable crime, and police are trying to establish a link between the severed head and the volatile relationship between the tenant and the property owner. According to SAPS, a bounty of illicit weapons – including powerful rifles – were littered across the crime scene.
The Benoni horror has made its way to court, and both suspects have been denied the right to bail. The matter will return to the dock on Thursday 13 August, and authorities are hoping to tie things up swiftly.
SAPS statement on this grim discovery
Lieutenant General Elias Mawela has heaped praise on the investigating officers for making a breakthrough in this outstanding case. SAPS also released a general statement, confirming some of the sickening details:
“On Tuesday 4 August police followed more leads and found in Benoni, five illegal firearms, and ammunition. A suspect is yet to be arrested. Meanwhile, on the same day, police arrived at a different plot in Putfontein and searched the property. This led police to a septic tank in which a human head was found.”
“A murder case was opened and is under investigation, and the two suspects who are brothers, were arrested for murder and for possession of illegal firearm and ammunition. The pair appeared before the Benoni Magistrate Court this week. They were denied bail and the case remanded to 13 August 2020.”
#sapsGP Two siblings appeared before the Benoni magistrate court yesterday & were denied bail & remanded in custody following the recovery of 19 firearms, 10 of which are illegal & the discovery of a severed human head in Putfontein. #GunsOffTheStreets MLhttps://t.co/2VgxjpqTnK pic.twitter.com/hmaOGwlCMt
— SA Police Service 🇿🇦 (@SAPoliceService) August 7, 2020