Woman and teen wounded in witch-hunt shooting

2010-09-03 11:38

A 54-year-old Eastern Cape woman and her 13-year-old granddaughter have been wounded by gunmen seeking revenge for a ‘‘witchcraft killing’’.

Captain Mduduzi Godlwana said the two gunmen – in their 20s – believed that the grandmother was responsible for the death of a young boy in the Flagstaff community a few weeks ago.

They shot the grandmother twice – in the shoulder and leg – and the teenager once – in the leg – in their kitchen yesterday evening.

The woman’s son, who was sleeping in another room, woke when he heard the shots and called the police.

The woman and the teenager were taken to the Holy Cross Hospital. They are in a stable condition.

Police were still searching for the gunmen.

Meanwhile, another woman and her four grandsons were attacked over allegations of witchcraft in Sigubudu village, Ngqeleni, on August 22.

Ten men attacked the family because they believed that the woman was planning to bewitch youngsters in the village.

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