The Makuya periodical court outside Thohoyandou in Limpopo is expected to hand down judgment in the bail application by five men, suspected to be involved in the harvesting of human body parts on Friday.
The suspects, including two traditional healers were arrested almost three month ago, after a 17-year-old teenager revealed that she used to be part of a syndicate which was allegedly digging up graves and selling body parts of dead people.
The suspects include her 23-year-old boyfriend Daniel Nephawe. The bail application has been going on since September this year.
Police exhumed five graves to verify the teenager’s allegation.
They discovered that in one of the graves in Tshitavha village, the skull was removed, while on the other grave the entire remains were stolen.
Police also exhumed two other graves of twin brothers at Folovhodwe. They were Nephawe’s siblings.
The remains of Grace Phundulu were found intact but were taken to the laboratory for further examination.
The remains of dead people were allegedly sold to two traditional healers who are amongst the arrested suspects.
The suspects who are facing several charges ranging from the violation of graves, corpse and defeating the ends of justice have all denied having knowledge of the charges they are facing.