The trial of five men suspected of dealing in human body parts trafficking is on Thursday expected to start at the Sibasa Regional Court near Thohoyandou in Limpopo.

The five, including two traditional healers, were arrested last year after four graves were allegedly dug up and body parts stolen at Tshitavha and Folovhodwe villages.

The parts were apparently sold to the traditional healers for muti-related purposes.

One of the suspects, 23-year-old Daniel Naphewe was arrested in Cape Town at a house belonging to one of the suspects, traditional healer Eric Kwinda.

They face charges of violations of graves and corpses.