-

CrimeElderly woman accused of witchcraft! Set alight!

Elderly woman accused of witchcraft! Set alight!
E

MPUMALANGA PROVINCIAL COMMISSIONER CONDEMNS AN INCIDENT WHERE AN ELDERLY WOMAN WAS SET ALIGHT

NELSPRUIT: Lieutenant General Mondli Zuma has strongly condemned an incident which took place on 09 January 2021, where an 80-year-old elderly woman was burned to death in what is believed to be a mob justice attack.

The condemnation by General Zuma came after facts were brought before the police that the victim, who was accused of practising witchcraft, was hacked with a hoe then locked in her house in Mbuzini near Tonga, before being set alight.

Also read: Two princes gunned down

General Zuma said, it is disheartening that the elderly community, often suffer such accusations from sections of the society and strongly warned people to refrain from their actions. As a result, General Zuma has directed police to work tirelessly to ensure that those arrested, face the full might of the law.

Four suspects aged between 44 and 22, have already been arrested so far and will possibly make their first appearance before the Tonga Magistrate’s Court tomorrow, Tuesday, 12 January 2021. According to a progress report on the case, other suspects are still outstanding on this investigation and arrests are imminent.

General Zuma has called for stability in the area where the woman was murdered.

Read more about the Department of Community Safety, Security And Liaison HERE

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Elderly woman accused of witchcraft! Set alight!

- Advertisement -

Latest news

Secunda Reformed Church morning service 1 August 2021

Welcome to the Secunda Reformed Church morning service, 25 July 2021 "The scarlet rope of Rahab" by Anton Knoetze https://youtu.be/g-WtdTQrPhE Joshua 2...

Kruik se Oggenddiens 1 Augustus 2021

Welkom by Kruik se oggenddiens van 1 Augustus 2021 Vanoggend se tema: Die dinge wat ek sê. https://youtu.be/w7comoKdzZs Die dinge wat ek...

ANIMALS 101 – ADOPTING A PET (PART 2)

ANIMALS 101 - WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT DURING THE PROCESS OF ADOPTING A PET? Last week we looked at why...

Sasol and Mpumalanga government launch massive vaccination drive

Sasol Secunda Operations launched a massive five-day COVID-19 vaccination drive Sasol Secunda Operations launched a massive five-day COVID-19 vaccination drive...

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you