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Mpulungu witchcraft suspects immolated

Written by on February 2, 2021

Zambia Police spokesperson, Esther Katongo says two men of Mutono village in Mpulungu District in Northern Province identified as Arnold Sichilima aged 49 and Demus Simpemba aged 57 were allegedly burnt to death by a mob on 31st January, on suspicion of practicing witchcraft.


Mrs Katongo said the victims were accused of bewitching Justice Musukuma who died a month ago at the same village.

She said the duo was dragged from the home of headman Living Simpemba where they had sought refuge following wrangles and were taken to Namukonda stream where they were set ablaze using petrol.


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