Kunene Police Commander James Nderura

Coffin “pointing” to alleged witch triggers mob attack …. Church condemns brutality amidst two separate “witch-hunts”

Eba Kandovazu A TRADITIONAL Kaokoland ritual in which family members of a departed member carry the casket at the burial site, asking it to point in the direction of those responsible for the death, has led to the arrest of eight people, after a 61-year-old man was beaten up last Saturday on allegations of witchcraft. Kunene Police Commander, James Nderura, says the victim was beaten up by his family members at Otjakati Tjovahimba village, who accused him of being responsible for the death of his 17-year-old nephew. “It is a tradition for the Himba people. What happens is that people…
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