83 year suspected witch shot dead
Mongu, November 12, ZANIS—An 83-year-old man of Chiwito village in chief Mwanamwalwe’s area in Senanga district has been shot dead by unknown people on suspicions of practicing witchcraft.
Western Province Police Commissioner Lombe Kamukoshi said Robbson Sililo was shot dead around 19:00 hours on Monday, 10th November 2014.
Ms. Kamukoshi disclosed that the deceased was found by passers-by lying in a pool of blood with suspected multiple gunshots in the body.
She said the passers-by reported the matter to police.
Ms. Kamukoshi has bemoaned the high number of killings in the province saying the elimination of elderly people through witchcraft indictments would rob young ones of sources of wisdom.
She has since warned that police will take severe action against perpetrators of such crimes in the area in order to deter would-be-next offenders.
Meanwhile, the body of the deceased is currently laying in Senanga district hospital mortuary awaiting post-mortem and burial.