- The brother of Anele Hoyana has opened up about his death online
- Olwethu Hoyana penned an emotional Facebook post following the death of the traditional healer
- He wrote how difficult it was identifying his brother's body
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Briefly.co.za reported on Monday that a traditional healer and father of two, Anele Hoyana, was murdered by a farmer on Saturday.
The crime sent shock waves through the country and South Africans were heart-broken and enraged over the horrific crime.
The deceased's brother, Olwethu Hoyana, has now opened up about the murder in an emotional post on Facebook.
Olwethu started off the post with scripture: "Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins - John 15:12"
He went on to add:
"Easily the most difficult thing I’ve ever had to do was to stand over your lifeless body and try and identify your bludgeoned face Ncibane."
"It is an image that will forever be etched in my mind. I’m seldom at a loss for words, but the past 3 days I’ve been mute as I try to make sense and pierce everything together. I have so many questions and so many ifs."
"Alas, what does it help? It’s God’s will after all. Your fiancee and kids had it worse that particular morning. We pray that God heals them gradually. We shall raise your children for that was God’s plan for us. Andinamazwi mninawa except to say phumla Ntswentswe, phumla Nojaholo, phumla Hlomula, phumla Nyembezana."
"You were not perfect, nobody is, but nobody deserves to die like that. You have ascended to a higher calling, that of which you were so passionate about. Fair well Vakele mninawa. #RIPAnele."
Olwethu ended the emotional post by giving details on Hoyana's funeral, which is set to take place on Saturday at their family farm in Kwelerha, East London.
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In an additional post, Olwethu revealed that there was a man pretending to be part of the family who is not.
The social media user, Themba Rumbu, shared Hoyana's story on Twitter, claiming the deceased was his cousin.
Rumbu has since taken to Twitter to clear up the air on the matter.
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