A South Sudan Man Testifies Before Police Over Practicing Witchcraft

Juba, South Sudan.

Kato Tambwerezi, the suspect at Munuki Police station(Photo: Nyamilepedia press)

Kato Tambwerezi, the suspect at Munuki Police station(Photo: Nyamilepedia press)

Nov 25, 2016(Nyamilepedia)  —— A-51-years-old man has testified before Munuki Police station that he practiced witchcraft on Thursday.

According to police publicist for the police, the suspect has been identified as Traditional Doctor Kato Tambwerezi, a Ugandan National.

Kilino Lino, the police officer at the scene of crime told Nyamilepedia press that the issue was revealed after three children of the same family told their parents that the suspect taught them witchcraft and demanded them to kill their parents, an order which shocked the children.

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Police said upon revelation of the matter, authorities in the area questioned the suspect and he admitted to have been running a witchcraft business in South Sudan for five years.

“The suspect is still under police custodian for investigation,” Lino said.

On related case, Catholic media reported that police arrested another man for exhausting skull of his aunt.

Fifty-year-old man, Aliang Uguak, was on Saturday put in police custody in Wau for excavating the grave of his aunt and placed the skull up on the tree.

Ugak, whose children have been dying, went to the witchdoctor and was advised that his late aunt was responsible for the death, James Akuar Agau, Udici County Commissioner in Wau State.

He warns citizens against going to witchcrafts to get wrong advices. Akuar says such behaviors are unacceptable in the community and repeat of the same behaviours would be severely punished.

He adds that only court orders and health authorities can give one the right to excavate human remains.

The Commissioner warns that both the excavator and the witchdoctor have to face justice.

The suspect is now in the custody at Suk Ajar police waiting investigation.

It is not clear whether this has been the practice in the area or is the first time.

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