Pensioner Killed Over Witchcraft Claims

An 86-year-old pensioner was beaten to death at Kake village allegedly by a 38-year-old man over claims he practised witchcraft.

The incident occurred on Saturday afternoon at around 15h00.

It is alleged the suspect accused the pensioner of bewitching him and while the two were arguing he took a wooden pestle and assaulted the victim on the head . The elderly man succumbed to his injuries. The deceased was identified by Detective Chief Inspector Ewald Kavara as Kangungu Ndara. The victim was a resident of Kake village in Kavango East Region.

“The suspect who is still in police custody is the deceased’s nephew and the assault happened at home. He assaulted his old uncle saying he is bewitching him,” Kavara said. The suspect was expected to make a routine appearance in the Mukwe court yesterday.

Police investigations continue.

Source : New Era