A 10 year old girl of Mulundu Chipalo village in Chief Chipalo of Luwingu district in the Northern Province has gone missing.
Mother to the child Bertha Musonda, told ZANIS that her daughter went missing on Monday this week.
She explained that she left her three children at home but to her surprise the eldest child was not found at the house upon her return.This prompted her to start searching for her daughter within the village and the nearby Kopu village.Mrs. Musonda said she searched for her child for three days but to no avail.
She said that the matter has since been reported to the police in Luwingu, village headmen and the community at large.After this Mrs Musonda said she was forced to approach witch finders who told her that her daughter was locked up in one of the houses within her village.Mrs. Musonda said the witch finder explained to her that her daughter was locked up waiting to be killed for ritual purposes.
The witch finder explained that the child will be killed if the mother stopped searching and praying for her.Efforts to get a comment from Northern Province Police Commissioner failed.