The horrifying trend of people in African countries killing others after accusing them of being “witches” continues with this story of two men in Zimbabwe killing an 81-year old man because they thought he had killed their uncle through his use of “witchcraft.”
Asst Insp Muzondo said Chikurunhe and Miranza were assisting with investigations into the death of Peter Goora of Manyange Village under Chief Mangwende.
He said on December 14 at around 11pm, Goora and his wife, Euna, were sleeping at their home when Chikurunhe and Miranza knocked on their door.
They persuaded Goora to join them for a drink at the nearby shops. When Goora opened the door the pair accused him of causing the death of their uncle, only identified as Tonderai, through witchcraft.
They assaulted Goora with logs and he died on the spot.
The article says that the murderers were actually assisting the local police in investigating the murder of their uncle. This is barbarism. Utter barbarism.