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63 year old man stoned to death on suspicion that he is a wizard

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A 63 year old man of Matandiko village in Nchelenge District died after a mob stoned him on suspicion that he was a wizard.

Police Deputy Spokesperson Danny Mwale said in a press release obtained by Zambian Eye that the police officers who rushed to the scene found the deceased identified as Aaron Mwansa lying in a pool of blood partially burned with deep cuts on his face.

The incident occurred on October 19, 2022 between 10:00 hours and 11:00 hours at Matandiko village in Nchelenge District of Luapula Province he said.

Mwale said today, October 30, 2022 around 03:00 hours Police apprehended 10 suspects among them Six women in connection with the murder incident.

Investigations revealed that the deceased was suspected to be responsible for the death of his niece who died on August 28, 2022 after a short illness.

The suspects are alleged to have intercepted the deceased on his way to the market on October 19, 2022 around 10:00 hours where they brutally beat him and dragged him into his house where they set fire by the door step he said.

The deceased managed to escape to the Lake near his house but was followed and stoned to death.

Mwale said the body has since been buried after postmortem was conducted while the suspects are in Police Custody.

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