Community members accuse individuals of abducting and killing weaker members of community so that they can remove their private parts for witchcraft practices

ONAYENA: Community members at Onayena settlement in the Oshikoto Region have accused certain individuals in the area of abducting and killing weaker members of that community so that they can remove their private parts for witchcraft practices.

Members of the community on Sunday held a meeting with the councillor of Onayena Constituency, Marx Nekongo at their settlement, and demanded that action should be taken against the suspected culprits.

This demand was confirmed by Nekongo in an interview with Nampa shortly after the meeting. Nekongo said members of the community want the suspected culprits to be apprehended and to be brought before the traditional court for a hearing/trial.

Community members alleged that weak people, such as drunkards and the mentally unstable, are often targeted by people who are practising witchcraft.

The witchcraft is locally known as omindaba.

SOURCE: NAMPA