Cousins to appear in court for murdering neighbour as a witch

2011-03-28 12:58

Two cousins are expected to appear in the Ntuzuma Magistrate’s Court today accused of murdering their neighbour because they thought she was a witch, KwaZulu-Natal police said.

Lieutenant-Colonel Vincent Mdunge said the 25-year-old men were arrested last week after a month on the run.

They allegedly stoned to death their 54-year-old neighbour at her home in Ebuhleni village, near Inanda, because they thought she was a witch.

Her daughter witnessed the killing and alerted the police.

Mdunge said an investigation was launched. During this time the suspects fled.

Last week, one of them was arrested at a flat in Mount Moria and the other at his place of work in Montclair.

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