Reports reaching our newsroom are revealing that four persons of the same family have been arrested for killing a crime suspect and burying him in front of his house.
The incident happened in Zambia, one of the countries in the Southern part of Africa. The suspect was accused of using witchcraft to kill their sister. This happened on Saturday.
The suspects are members of the same family in Isorka area of Zambia. They have been arrested by the police and will be prosecuted according to the law of the country.
Available reports say Ms Nalwimba reportedly collapsed in her field on January 26, 2021, and was admitted to the district hospital for treatment where she died.
The four suspects have been named as Febby Nalwimba,53, Dorothy Nalwimba, 46, Idah Nalwimba, 67, and Black Mutambo aged 67.
They will appear in court soon and a hunt for other unknown suspects has been launched, Muchinga Province Police Commissioner Lizzy Machina has told Chete FM news.
The incident happened just days after the newly appointed police commissioner met with traditional leaders in the district to discuss various issues such as accusing people of practicing witchcraft.
“As police, we shall not sit idle and watch innocent elderly citizens labeled as wizards which will later culminate to murder. I must commend traditional authorities for their noble action to have the matter urgently brought to the attention of the police,” Ms Machina is quoted as saying.
(Credit: Chete FM)