Feb 8, 2013
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Full story: Mirror.co.uk
The brutal slaying of 20-year-old Kepari Leniata has been condemned by the nation's prime minister The brutal slaying of 20-year-old mother-of-one Kepari Leniata on Wednesday has been condemned by the nation's prime minister, police and diplomatic observers.
As the article says, targets women and other weak persons in the society. If she was a genuine sorceress - very doubtful - then she was not a very powerful one to have been discovered or to have this happen.
Step back and think how these ppl live and how their ppl have lived throughout time .. Can you really expect ppl to stop being and doing the things they have done for lifetimes... I believe their ministry wAs right for saying that a special court should be set up to hear these cases. i see it as away to intervene without the ppl of these villages feeling like their lives and ways are disrespected ... I understand need for change in every society not just theirs but also for those who call themselves civilized . Civilized society is a joke :)
I wonder if there were any differences between her family and the family whose son suddenly died long before any of this ever happened. Something like this is a very convenient way to settle a grievance against somebody else.