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Thursday, November 03, 2005

Mob stones accused 73-year-old witch

From South Africa's News24:

Tzaneen - Police have arrested 17 people over three days after a mob attacked a 73-year-old woman and accused her of witchcraft. The pensioner was pelted with stones at Sasekani village near Tzaneen at about 6pm on Monday. "It is very disturbing that even though we are more than 10 years into democracy, people continue to call each other witches and take the law into their own hands," said Mopani police spokesperson Superintendent Moatshe Ngoepe on Wednesday. snip The suspects are charged with public violence, attempted murder, defeating the ends of justice, malicious damage to property and contravening the Suppression of Witchcraft Act, which prohibits calling anyone a witch.
The victim is in hospital recovering.


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