THPAZ warns of bogus witch-finders

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The Traditional Health Practitioners Association of Zambia (THAPAZ) has asked the public to be careful with people using black magic to resolving their problems.

Commenting on the arrest of a witchdoctor who was found with body parts of a two-year-old baby of Mpulungu recently, THPAZ Spokesperson Simon Nyoni said people should not rely on black magic for remedies.

Dr. Nyoni said it was high time people became enlightened about the dangers of Satanism.

He further stated that any person who uses body parts of a human being to solve a problem should not be entertained.

He said it was unfortunate that people were resorting to inhuman
dealings have their challenges addressed.

And Dr. Nyoni has urged members of the public not to take the law into their own hands by killing people suspected of practising witchcraft.

Dr. Nyoni said it was against the traditional healing code of conduct to label someone a wizard without any reasonable proof just as instant mob justice was an unlawful action.

A witch-finder of Mpulungu and two other people allegedly exhumed the body of a two-year-old baby and removed selected body parts.

Members of the public who reportedly saw the witch-finder identified as Justwell Mazimba divining with two legs, a head and two hands of a baby.

The trio has since been charged with trespass on burial places and will appear in court soon.