Witchcraft: 3 shot, hacked to death

2011-08-12 13:39
Mthatha - An elderly woman and her two children were killed in Lusikisiki by a group of men who suspected them of witchcraft, Eastern Cape police said on Friday.

Captain Mduduzi Godlwana said the 65-year-old woman, her 24-year-old son and 20-year-old daughter were shot and hacked to death in their home at 22:00 on Thursday.

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 Magistrate's Court on Monday, Godlwana said.

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