Two women accused of witchcraft hacked to death in Tanzania

Neighbour accused elderly mother and daughter of curse, murder

(ANSA) - Arusha (Tanzania), October 17 - An elderly woman and her 45-year-old daughter have been hacked to death by machete in the northern Tanzanian province of Shinyanga.
    Their three attackers accused the pair of witchcraft, and decapitated their bodies, regional police chief Justus Kamugisha said. "It happened the night of October 14 in the village of Ihugi. Both victims were struck before dinner," Kamugisha said.
    Police have stopped a 40-year-old neighbour of one of the victims, who accused the pair of cursing her and of murdering her mother with poison.


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