Grandkids hear man being hacked to death

2012-09-12 08:17
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Durban - Two children heard how their grandfather was hacked to death and heard him ask his attacker why he was being killed.

The Daily News reported that Mnikezwa Mthembu, 82, was assaulted and slashed with a bush knife, allegedly for practicing witchcraft, in a village near Durban.

His two grandchildren, who were asleep in another room, were woken up by a knock on the door and heard their grandfather being attacked.

According to their father, Meyi Mthembu, the children used the light from their cellphones to look for their grandfather and called a neighbour for help.

Mthembu said the children could not see the attacker but repeated their grandfather’s query as to why he was being attacked.

“His response was that my father was bewitching his family.”  

“[The grandchildren] put him on a blanket and carried him back to the house, where he died soon after. When the news reached us, we were in shock at who would want to kill such an old man so brutally.”

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