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Witch hunters carrying coffin set police station on fire in Zambia’s North–Western Province

It is a traditional practice in Zambia to carry a coffin while pursuing a witch-hunt.

Witch hunters carrying coffin set police station on fire in Zambia’s North–Western Province

It is a traditional practice in Zambia to carry a coffin while pursuing a witch-hunt.

16 October 2017 Monday 07:00
Witch hunters carrying coffin set police station on fire in Zambia’s North–Western Province

By Azania Post Reporter

A group of angry people carrying coffin searching for a man accused of witchcraft in Northwestern Zambia have attacked a police station and set it on fire.

Reports say the group went to the police station where an accused is believed to hide but the police officers refused to handle him to them.

According to Zambia police chief Kakoma Kaganja, the group wanted to take away the accused without consulting security officers.

He said that residents of the newly-created Mufumbwe district in North-Western province were carrying a coffin on Saturday while on the search for a man, who they accused of raping and then killing a schoolgirl using witchcraft.

It is a traditional practice in Zambia to carry a coffin while pursuing a witch-hunt.

Kangana said when police officers tried to stop the angry mob, it turned against them forcing them to retreat in a police station, which they set on fire late Saturday, injuring six police officers and damaging several vehicles. He added that the incident is being investigated.

Anadolu

Updated: 16.10.2017 07:09
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