A young boy simply identified as Micheal has been rescued after being abandoned by his father who accused him of witchcraft and being responsible for the hardship in the family in Akwa Ibom. According to reports, the father tried to kill the boy on two occasions by stabbing a machete on his head.
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It was gathered that the father’s attempt to kill him failed so instead he took Michael far away from home in the middle of the night so he wouldn’t be able to trace home again. Since then Michael has been on the road all alone and even got knocked down by a passing car before he was recently rescued by Danish aid-worker, Anja Ringgren Loven. A 75-year-old woman, Noxhamla Landa, was burnt to death in the village of Emaxesibeni in the Eastern Cape. She was attacked after being accused of being a witch, by community members, who set her alight. Source . 2 Eastern Cape sisters, Nothethisa Ntshamba and Ntombi Ndlanya, aged 53 and 33, burnt to death in Ngonyameni village, Emaxesibeni, after being accused of witchcraft. Alfred Nzo District Municipality Mayor Sixolile Mehlomakhulu called the attack “inhuman” and urged police to increase their visibility and arrest the perpetrators so they can “face full might of the law”. Source
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Silulami Madikane, Jongile Gcelu, Phindile Mabija, Sinekhaya Qoyi, Lwandile Seku, Mandisi Kwaza, Lwazi Gcelu, Sihle Nogemane, Sakhumzi Hafe, Luyanda Mbatha, Khuliso Gcelu, Sizabantu Hafe, Abulele Kwaza, Sisa Madikane and Babini Gudu were sentenced to life behind bars for the 2015 murder of Dudu Gcelu, 65 and his wife Nocingile, 60, whom they had accused of witchcraft. SOURCE
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Limpopo – Five more people were arrested on Tuesday night bringing to nine the number of people arrested so far for allegedly setting alight four houses of people accused of poisoning a young woman who died in Ntsoaneng village outside Burgersfort in Limpopo in December 2017. Police said tension had been brewing in the area where some villagers had been accused of practicing witchcraft. Community members torched four houses of people they accused of practicing witchcraft in the village. The three houses that were burned belong to the Maepa‚ Mampuru and Mojele families. Source; Nairaland/National Helm
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