Premier condemns witchcraft killings

2012-02-02 14:12
Durban - The KwaZulu-Natal government on Thursday condemned the killing of people suspected of practising witchcraft.

“We call on our people never to use suspicion of witchcraft as an excuse to commit murder,” Premier Zweli Mkhize said.

He said members of the provincial executive council, during its meeting on Wednesday, urged communities to stop killing people accused of being witches.

In the latest attack in the province Masisi Mhlongo, 50, Fanelesibonge Ntuli, 6, and 5-year-old Amahle Nxumalo, were killed in Maphumulo this week after Mhlongo was accused of being a witch.

An elderly couple, Rafael Zikhulu and Elsa Dubazane, were recently killed in Lindelani, north of Durban, for the same reason.

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