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.

  • WhiteMalema - 2011-08-12 13:43

    Couldn't someone please convince these men that Julius is a witch/

      THE.SRG - 2011-08-12 13:53 you read this you will understand why we have these type of people

      Daemos1 - 2011-08-12 14:16

      Barnes (1972) noted that the Stanford-Binet, and the Wisc IQ tests are examples of “Culture specific tests,” and that the culture in this instance is what is referred to as “white middle class” culture. Lyman (1970) designed a cross cultural test called the “American Cross Culture Ethnic Nomenclature Test”, or “ACCENT.” The instrument contained 20 black biased and 20 white biased items. In one experiment this test was administered to 110 undergraduates (91 whites and 19 blacks) where it was found that the black participants out performed the white participants. Blacks obtained a mean of 15.3 on the black items and 11.1 on the white items, while white subjects obtained a mean of 12.7 on the white items and 8.3 on the black items. The results of this study indicated that when blacks and whites are tested cross-culturally that blacks may outperform whites on standardized tests. anyone can do a research paper SRG I thought you were leaving the country, I've got a party to plan

      Daemos1 - 2011-08-12 15:56

      @peg-leg whatever daddy issues you have, you're not taking them out on me with your flimsy arguments that you can't support. Thanks for thye entertainment though

  • Nero - 2011-08-12 13:45

    I have a two-headed chicken and it's Juliarse's fault. Anyone got matches?

  • Prayoneday - 2011-08-12 13:46

    Abra Kadabera ... Be gone Julius

  • malf*k - 2011-08-12 13:50


  • Tdo - 2011-08-12 13:58

    Blaming tokoloshi for your failures, eish

  • CPII - 2011-08-12 13:59

    Don't you just love Africa. I will never leave.

  • Mom & Moody - 2011-08-12 14:00

    oh yes I forgot we live in the dark ages

      happygolucky - 2011-08-12 14:14


  • BOFFINBOB - 2011-08-12 14:01

    1. Killing " witches. " 2. killing babies to cure aids. 3. Killing tourists. 4. Killing Foreign Nationals. 5. Killing Policeman. 6. Killing the elderly. 7. Killing Farmers & their families. 8. Killing me....Killing you ! Kill, kill, rape, steal............Who is responsible ????? Blame Apartheid....After all.......It is, the right thing to do !

      betha - 2011-08-12 14:07

      its obviously the whites fault!!!! what else could it be...

      BOFFINBOB - 2011-08-12 14:23

      betha....About as much our fault as it is for the ANC being voted into power time & time again.

      Roundana - 2011-08-12 14:52

      i think Betha is being cynical!

      John - 2011-08-13 12:10

      El Niño is to blame.

  • Kunikos - 2011-08-12 14:02

    Nothing is more scarier that the fact that these people have the vote.

      Samantha - 2011-08-12 18:00

      ja, I was actually having a discussion with someone the other day, where we agreed it'd be nice of you had to score at least 100 on an IQ test before you could vote, but now that you mention it, maybe a mental evaluation couldn't hurt either :-/

  • Bill - 2011-08-12 14:02

    Really, really small minded people believe in witchcraft!

      Worldwise - 2011-08-12 14:11

      Well, some people believe in an almighty omnipresent being they call God.....

      Kim - 2011-08-12 14:50

      Worldwise agreed but people are too narrow minded to see the resemblence!!

  • Unskinny Bob - 2011-08-12 14:04

    Problem is this mentality is rife in South Africa. Worse still, it's allowed to vote.

      stephen scott - 2011-08-12 14:20

      the first thing I thought, these people have a vote, one man one vote, its not working,

      Samantha - 2011-08-12 18:02

      they should make it, one sane intelligent man, one vote.

  • Daemos1 - 2011-08-12 14:14

    Harry Potter better stay the f**k out of mthatha

      Wayne - 2011-08-12 14:17

      Thanks for the good laugh on a rainy friday hahaha

      Shrek - 2011-08-12 14:26

      You go boet, this is your first decent comment.

      BOFFINBOB - 2011-08-12 14:26

      Daemos1.....Good one LOL. Excellent.

      Taboo - 2011-08-12 14:51

      that was funny - thanks for the laugh......

      Daemos1 - 2011-08-12 14:58

      Well we don't have to fight all the time do we?

  • lollie sue - 2011-08-12 14:27

    Pure Evil

      Samantha - 2011-08-12 18:04

      Who? The witch or the killer?

  • Malva69 - 2011-08-12 14:30

    Barbare dis wat hulle is man sies!!!

  • jockvanwyk - 2011-08-12 14:34

    is this the culture thing they are always referring to?

      johncarlos.biza - 2011-08-12 16:28

      No, it's just mild insanity

      Samantha - 2011-08-12 18:05

      @johncarlos.biza - mild? I shudder at the thought of that.

  • jockvanwyk - 2011-08-12 14:35

    is this the culture thing they are always referring to?

  • George - 2011-08-12 14:52

    Welcome to Africa

  • cat8fish - 2011-08-12 14:54

    what the F..... My fellow black brothers and sisters please. Stop killing people and blaming it on witchcraft. Maybe just maybe it was that guy's father's time to die. Has anyone considered that

      johncarlos.biza - 2011-08-12 16:28

      Common sense is not so common

  • Wayne - 2011-08-12 15:10

    I know muti is not mentioned in the article, but was wondering whether it would be classified as cannibalism?

      Samantha - 2011-08-12 18:10

      It must be, after all, a large common ground between the two is; you become stronger when you eat human flesh and the part you eat is the part you strengthen within yourself. Comes down to the same thing really.

  • umhlopo - 2011-08-12 15:22

    Lets start spreading the rumors that the whole of sebokeng are witches and sit back and see what happens

      Wayne - 2011-08-12 15:28

      How about parliament?

      lollie sue - 2011-08-12 15:38

      u wana start war dude

      Samantha - 2011-08-12 18:12

      Fortunately, not everyone on South Africa is as retarded as they look.

  • Doug - 2011-08-12 16:19

    winnie the poo is a bitch err I mean witch!

      jevoixtout - 2011-08-12 18:06

      Both Doug, and then some.

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