Zambia Police
Police in Serenje district in Central Province have arrested a 22 year old man of Mulilima area for allegedly killing his 86 year old grandfather on suspicion of practicing witchcraft.

Central Province Police Commissioner, Joe Njase confirmed the development to ZANIS in an interview.

Mr. Njase said Police on Friday arrested Mukosha for allegedly hitting his grandfather Bilson Mukosha with a plank on Thursday around 00.30 hrs. on suspicion of practicing witchcraft.

Mr. Njase said that the deceased sustained broken arms and head injuries.

He said Mukosha has been charged with murder and will appear in court soon while, the deceased has since been put to rest.

The Central Province Police Chief warned young people against victimising the old.

He said people who suspect others of practicing witchcraft should report to police other than taking the law in their own hands.

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  1. The man looks after himself and lives to a ripe age and all you do is accuse him of a non existent practice. What a life.

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    • Killing of the elderly on mere suspicion of practicing witchcraft should be severely dealt with. This is unacceptable. It stems from primitive ancient traditions that seem to die hard. The only way to control this is to charge the offenders with murder, as in the case of this young man. The elderly are supposed to be left alone in peace and not to be harassed, harmed, killed on mere suspicions. Please punish that young man accordingly, to deter others from doing the same.

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  2. JUST KA BROKEN ARM AND TUMA HEAD INJURIES THE MAN DIES , HOW? THIS IS A MAN WHO IS A WITCH HOW HE COULD NOT USE HIS CHARMS TO ABSORB THE TUMA SHOCK FROM A KA PULANGA? 22 YRS IS A YOUNG MAN WHO SHOULD BE IN SCHOOL AT UNZA OR STUDYING OVERSEAS IN USA, CHINA, FRANCE , CANADA, HOW WAS THIS BOY AT HOME AT 00?30HRS

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  3. Witchcraft has no age so I don’t know why old people are targeted. A lot of young people have been implicated in witchcraft to do with wealth amassing.

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