Indian Cricketer Beheaded In South Africa
Published: Nov 17, 2015

A South African cricketer of Indian origin has been beheaded in South Africa.

Nawaz Khan, the young, promising, but intellectually impaired cricketer was found beheaded in a ritual sacrifice. The 23-year-old was lured to a forest near his home by his best friend, Thandowakhe Duma, 21, and a traditional healer. The two then attacked Nawaz with a bush knife and beheaded him, according to the police.


The incident was reported from the coastal town of Umzinto, 600 kms away from Johanesburg. Nawaz went missing on October 31. His body was found in a bush near his home on Saturday.

Khan won Cricket South Africa’s award for the intellectually impaired Cricketer of the Year in 2013.


His mother, Zakia Khan, said:

“He was thrilled when he received his award from his ideal, Hashim Amla, calling it the happiest day of his life.”

She added that her son could not read or write but had excelled in sports despite being mocked about his disability.

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