Accused Witches Stabbed To Death
8:41 a.m. ET (1244 GMT) August
JOHANNESBURG — Two elderly South
African women have been stabbed to death with spears after they were accused
of practicing witchcraft, police said Wednesday.
Police spokesman Mzukisa Fatyela
told Reuters the murders, which occurred early Wednesday morning, were
the most recent in a run of witchcraft-linked killings in the country's
rural Eastern Cape province.
"Since July, we have had 10 women
murdered, including these two, and four women wounded because they were
accused of being witches,'' Fatyela said.
He added that six arrests had been
made in connection with five of the previous murders, and police hope to
make further arrests in connection with the cases.
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