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Witchcraft, satanism, body parts: all in a day’s work for Occult Unit cops

FREE TO READ | Officer tells of life in SAPS niche unit. Let’s just say it involves a lot of mutilation killings

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Mutilated bodies don’t scare Warrant Officer Vuyo Mzazi.

Investigating horrific crimes has been his bread and butter since he joined the South African Police Service’s Occult Unit in Johannesburg almost four years ago, and a large portion of the cases sent to the unit involve corpses from which body parts have been removed.

He applied for the job back in 2015, and attended a week-long academic course on the occult, Satanism and witchcraft to prepare him for the gruesome crime scenes he would have to investigate...

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