Mom and two kids hacked and shot over witchcraft

2011-08-12 10:11

An elderly woman and her two children were killed in Lusikisiki, Eastern Cape, by a group of men who suspected them of witchcraft.

The police’s Captain Mduduzi Godlwana said the 65-year-old woman, her 24-year-old son and daughter (20) were shot and hacked to death in their home at 10pm yesterday.

A 30-year-old man was arrested in the Mayalweni locality after he was apparently pointed out by a witness who was in the house at the time of the attack.

Police expect to make more arrests as five men were involved in the shooting, Godlwana said.

“They killed her because she was suspected of killing [the arrested man’s] father though witchcraft.”

The man would appear in the Lusikisiki Magistrates Court on Monday, Godlwana said.

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