–A 78 year old woman of Machinda village of senior chief Kasempa’s area was last week beaten to death by his great grandson for suspected witchcraft.
North-Western Police Deputy Commissioner, Paul Achiume, confirmed the incident to ZANIS today and named the suspect as Emmanuel Solopi Mupundu of Nselauke area.
Mr Achiume disclosed that the suspect hit the woman with fists which resulted in her remaining unconscious from 06:00hrs until she died around 19:00hours.
He said the deceased used to stay with her daughter some 20 kilometres away off the Solwezi-Kasempa road and therefore could not seek medical attention due to the distance which required her to lift the body alone.
The Police Commissioner said the suspect has since been arrested and charged with murder and will appear in court soon.