The motive behind the brutal killing of an Eastern Cape woman
and her four grandchildren was witchcraft, the Dispatch Online
reported on Friday.
Senior state prosecutor Mduduzi Mzila told the Ngqeleni
Magistrate's Court on Thursday that the accused believed the
grandmother was going to bewitch some youths in the village.
"They [the accused] discussed that there was a list where some
youths in the village were going to be bewitched by the deceased.
"Some said to be on that list are on the bench today
[Thursday]. After the murders, they came together and (confirmed) that
the murders had been committed," Mzila told the court this week.
Ten men, accused of the killing, were remanded in police
custody and the case was postponed to September 21 for bail application.
Masilengenge Bambusiba (85) her grandsons Lwazi (17) Lwando
(10) and Vela Nogemane (9) and granddaughter Ezile Nogemane (5) were
found dead at their home in
Sigubudu village in Ngqeleni on August 22.
Police suspected a bush knife or a panga might have been used, but said no weapon was found on the scene.
|Crime Date/Time:||2 Sep 2010, 00:09 AM|
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|Reported Date:||3 Sep 2010, 09:09 AM|