Gauteng police said Thursday they are still trying to find out whether the body parts found in a refrigerator in Soweto over the weekend are linked to a dismembered head found in Randfontein on Tuesday.
Police spokesman Brig Brenda Muridili said police had also tried to determine the victim’s identity and said the forensic and DNA tests were still ongoing.
The head was in a 23-minute drive from the house Removed Soweto where body parts were discovered. found in the fridge of a man’s friend of his over the weekend.
Muridili said they are looking for more missing body parts. You may have been linked to a 23-year-old woman from Soshanguve, Pretoria.
Meanwhile, a woman, Tshenolo Pitse, spoke to SAfm and said she believed the dismembered person was her sister. In a bizarre twist, the woman also claimed she was related to the accused murder suspect Flavio Hlabangwane. She said her mothers were sisters.
She said her sister and Flavio, who were first cousins, were also in a relationship.
She told the broadcaster that the two have been together for five years. Pitse said that Hlabangwane would not allow her to see her sister. She also alleged that she was allegedly threatened with protection orders from Hlabangwane.
Pitse alleged they had a “violent relationship” and claimed that Hlabangwane would tell her sister what to wear and monitor her movements .
The police were unable to immediately confirm the woman’s speculations that the dismembered body was her sister’s. All she said was that the investigation was still ongoing.
Hlabangwane was arrested at his home in Protea Glen.
After the discovery, Hlabangwane stabbed himself in an alleged suicide attempt and got ins Hospitalized. He has since been released and appeared in court, Muridili said.
Hlabangwane, 26, appeared in the Protea Glen Magistrate Court on Monday and the matter was postponed until November 22nd.
She said the body parts would be sent to a forensic laboratory for identification.
Muridili said the investigation was handled by the provincial occult crime investigation team.