A 79-year-old man of Kaundula area in Luano district has been brutally beaten by a mob on allegations of practicing witchcraft.
Central Province Police Commissioner, Chola Katanga, confirmed the development to ZANIS in an interview today.
Mr. Katanga said the incident happened on December 18 this year around 23:00 hours.
He said the victim, identified as Dennis Matapu, was suspected of killing his 20-year-old grandson, Veston Mbuzi, using witchcraft.
He explained that the mob later buried the body of the deceased at the victim’s residence, whose house was also extensively damaged.
Mr. Katanga noted that police officers visited the scene and rushed Mr. Matapu to Masansa rural health centre in Luano district where he is currently admitted.
The Central Province Police Commissioner stated that no arrest has been made in the matter, but investigations are underway.
He told members of the public to desist from taking the law into their own hands as doing so is criminal.