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A 71- year- old woman of Shinda area in Solwezi district has been murdered by her relatives after suspecting her of practicing witchcraft.

The incident happened yesterday around 01:00 hours and police has arrested two suspects while the other is on the run.

North Western Province Commissioner of Police Grace Chipalila confirmed the incident to ZANIS in Solwezi today and identified the deceased as Anyesi Kawangu of Shinda area in Meheba.

Ms Chipalila said Kawangu was hanged to a tree by three of her relatives using a chitenge material about 300 meters away from her house.

She said Kawangu’s body was found with bruises on her body and a broken neck.

Ms Chipalila identified the three suspects as Alex Muke, Batista Chipoya and Mbuyi Seki of unknown ages but all of Lumwana east area.

She said the body of Kawangu is lying in Solwezi general hospital mortuary awaiting a post mortem while the suspects are in police custody and will appear in court soon.

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  1. Ba Six koloko when are you going to evolve into 21st century Human beings kanshi? Ubututu bwalichila banamazai imwe

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    • That’s Zambia for you. When you are rich, you are a $atanist. When you are old, you are a witch!

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    • Jesus Christ, you would think you are witnessing something from a parallel universe. Sadly so many of you folks believe in these things.

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    • This could equally be the 30 year negligence on the part of successive govts. in Zed falling to educate the population in forms of advancement!

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  2. THE WHOLE BLAME SHOULD ON OUR GOVERNMENT. SIMILAR INCIDENTS OF KILLING SOMEONE SUSPECTED OF PRACTICING WITCHCRAFT ESPECIALLY THE AGED HAS BEEN ON THE INCREASE IN ZAMBIA AND OUR GOVERNMENTS, AND THE SO CALLED LAW-MAKERS (PARLIAMENTARIANS) LOOK ON. WHY CAN’T OUR AGED PEOPLE BE PROTECTED BY OUR GOVERNMENTS? WHY CAN’T LAWS BE FORMED AGAINST SUCH PHOBIA OF THE AGED? WHY CAN’T OUR PARLIAMENTARIANS BE USEFUL FOR ONCE TO DEBATE THIS ISSUE IN DEPTH AND COME UP WITH LAWS TO PROTECT OUR AGED. WHERE DO YOU THINK OUR AGE ARE GOING TO FEEL FREE AND PROTECTED IF THEY CAN’T IN ZAMBIA? AND YOU ARE CALLING YOURSELVES A CHRISTIAN COUNTRY WITH SUCH DEEP PRIMITIVITY. PLEASE, PROTECT OUR BELOVED AGED PARENTS OF OUR PARENTS.

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  3. ….its time the govt and the judicially show case the seriousness of protecting our senior citizens using this case at hand….just as children, senior citizens are very vulnerable to abuse…..if they had enough evidence(usually confession by suspects) they should have just done a citizen arrest and drag her to the nearest police……the problem with natives especially in rural areas and shanty compound…they do not believe in natural cause of death…whether its fatal accident or HIV AIDS, malaria…they always suspect black magic involved…..and the usual suspects are senior citizens……

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  4. Arrest those animals Period. Who gave you power to carry out executions? How long will it take for Africa to wake up kanshi. Mentality iya fipuba awe. Uko ku South Africa fi le ipaya abanabo for no reason, you come ku Zambia, fi le ipaya abanabo out of suspicion. Mwe fisushi imwe.

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    • Hi, I have a question regarding to your comment can you expain what “abanabo” means in English? Thank you! Jana

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  5. witchcraft is real in Zambia and Africa. we have witch finders we catches them. so the witch should not be allowed to live. she does not deserve to live when she has killed others thru witchcraft. Police should release the boys.

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  6. Why witches are killed is that they too kill other innocent people unlawfully. But killing them unlawfully should be condemned. Witchcraft is real that’s why we have this name created by the whites. Its not african. Those of you yapping that there is no witch craft should consult the bazunguzi why they came up with that name. Wait until these witches still yo manhood or your uterus or even the unborn child.

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    • You are just dull iwe. Witchcraft is embed in empty African brains like yours which makes it a psychological problem. Why do you think there has never been any case of a white person being bewitched? Its coz the do not believe in that sh!t. You are the !diots that cause innocent old people to be killed. Grow a brain you stup!d fcuker!

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  7. Sometimes I find it difficult to blame early western anthropologists for calling us savages. This is what they found happening in most parts of Africa. Let us educate our children. Grade twelve is not enough. Advanced education for all our children will help solve the problem though it may not happen immediately.

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  8. Sad part is that even those with university education get involved when they lose a loved one! No end in sight

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  9. 2015 and we have this behavior!? What makes you different from Afghans who kill on a whim? This is utterly disgusting. Let the death penalty remain and let these three violent witches hang by the silly necks they used to crane their pathetic heads in the wrong direction, I.di.ots!

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  10. Its very sad indeed,false prophets also have contributed to this issues,they shud also be punished for misleading people into crime.

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  11. Okay let me break it down for all you *****s. Coming from a certain area of anywhere does not label you anything, ***** zemuntu. and being declared a christian nation, BTW it was done by a thief, does not mean we are all christians – ***** Peter. and there is never going to be an end to evil, “the rest of you *****s”. Anyway, I know you are bored and that is how you feel releveant by using that free internet to comment on LT. What the F are you doing about anything other than just yapping like my 6 year old bastard? zipezeni banyama muninyanyisa!

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  12. Those in doubt go to the national museums. Old age is associated with so many issues and education is required to understand old people. Most cells start dying as such dominant practices at tender age begin to show and become subject matter. One who practiced witchcraft talks so much about it, womanizer, drunkard, pastor, and so forth.
    It is not however true that every aged person practices witchcraft, satanism), infact it is the young who have taken over by ego to become wealthy from nothing. No one should doubt satanism in this age it is escalating at a very high rate. Christians alike have a lot of work to cast out these demons.
    What am I saying, Please spare old people and dont take law in your hands. Those who kill by the sword do the same to them but for those who kill by…

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  13. They are listening to leaders accusing each other of witchcraft, so what do you expect?. KK never talked or even joked about such backwardness because he understood its potential danger to society. Ignorance, poverty, jealousy and superstition are the main threats to African socio and economic development.

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  14. All religions should be put into a box and thrown into a Wiley Coyote cartoon and exploded with dynamite and then thrown off a cliff,………….after which, a small puff of dust will billow up.

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    • who told you these are christians or not christians ? dont tell me you dont know the difference between the two? and dont tell me one act will cause you to judge every other being?

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  15. It’s discontenting to see that even right here, far away from the village where I’m assuming most people are offline, we still find educated people who apparently believe in witchcraft.

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    • Unfortunately, this includes your politicians and the President himself. Can anyone prove witchcraft does NOT exist in Zambia?

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