Police hunt men who inhumanly assaulted two elderly women in Mzimba

By Staff Reporter

Police in Mzimba are hunting for some men who harrassed two elderly women by beating them up and forcing them to bury a dead body at a graveyard in Mandala Zimba Village at Eswazini area.

Mzimba Police Public Relations Officer Peter Botha said family members accused the victim Christina Mphande, from the village, which is under Traditional Authority Kampingo Sibande in the district, of bewitching her daughter-in-law who died in South Africa.

Botha said the dead body was repatriated back home on Friday and during the burial ceremony, a group of people pulled the victim and forced her to bury the body alone.

When the victim was forced to start burying the dead, her sister joined her to offer help.

Botha said in the process, some people assaulted the victim to the extent that she lost two of her teeth.

She was also later forced into the grave, where she was to be buried alive until she was rescued by her sister and daughters.


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