Mpumalanga Man Whose Hands Were Chopped Off Speaks Out About Horrific Incident

Mpumalanga Man Whose Hands Were Chopped Off Speaks Out About Horrific Incident

  • The Mpumalanga man who had his hands chopped off has opened up about his ordeal
  • He claims he was accused of stealing from a local church, and the pastor is the one who allegedly cut his hands off
  • He said that he pleaded for his life, and the pastor allegedly did not listen

Tebogo Mokwena, a Briefly News current affairs journalist in Johannesburg, South Africa, covered police investigations and court cases at Daily Sun for over three years. Do you have a hard news story you would like to share? Email with CA in the subject line.

The man who lost his hands after they were chopped off talked about what happened
A man of God allegedly chopped off a man from Emalahleni's hands. Image: Klaus Vedfelt. IMAGE FOR ILLUSTRATION PURPOSES ONLY
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EMALAHLENI – The man whose hands were chopped off in Emalahleni, Mpumalanga, said that a pastor from the area allegedly committed the crime. He said he was accused of a crime he alleges he did not commit.

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Mpumalanga man talks about horrible ordeal

According to SowetanLIVE, Dumisani Mahlangu was recently released after losing his hands two weeks ago. Although he admitted he was a thief, Mahlangu denied being involved in the incident, which cost him his hands. Apostle Solomon Mhlanga and his son Enoch were arrested for the incident and charged with attempted murder and kidnapping.

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Mahlangu said that day, he was on his way to a friend's house in the early morning. Four men cornered him and accused him of stealing. When Mahlangu tried to run away, he heard gunshots, and someone told him that if he continued to run, he would be shot.

He was cornered and assaulted

They allegedly hit him with fists and sticks, and he heard the pastor's son call his father and tell him that they found him. SowetanLIVE revealed that the pastor allegedly arrived with his wife, and he was armed with a panga. They took him to a secluded area, and despite begging for his life, the pastor chopped his hands off.

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In a similar article, Briefly News reported that a man from KwaZulu-Natal allegedly killed his mother and sister and decapitated them.

A teenager who witnessed the incident escaped and alerted the neighbours, who then alerted the South African Police Service.

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