Sisters in dock for calling granny witch
Published On March 21, 2014 » 3014 Views» By Davies M.M Chanda » Court News, Latest News
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scales of justice1By CHATULA KAMPO –

THREE sisters have appeared in court for causing alarm to members of the public after calling their grandmother a witch.


The trio appeared before Ndola Chief Resident Magistrate Paul Chisha for conduct likely to cause the breach of peace.


Ruth, Susan and Sharon Gondwe, aged 33, 23 and 18, respectively, all of 254 Mine Masala Township in Ndola pleaded guilty to the charge.


In admitting the charge, all the accused persons told the court that they caused alarm to members of the public after calling their grandmother a witch.


It is alleged that the three on January 12, in Ndola without lawful excuses conducted themselves in a manner likely to cause a breach of peace.


Ruth told the court that she alarmed people when she called her grandmother a ‘witch’ after seeking consultation with a pastor who told her that her grandmother was responsible for the death of all the family members who have died.


“I drew attention of the members of the public and Muvi TV after I called my grandmother a witch,” she told the court.


Susan in admitting the charge said some members of the public also took part in calling her grandmother a witch and that she was responsible for the death of four family members who died every year.


And Sharon said it was evident that her grandmother was practicing witchcraft because she was told so by a pastor and that the complainant was fond of wrapping soil on her chitenge from the graveyard whenever there was a funeral.


Mr Chisha adjourned the case to March 25, for written facts and extended police bond for all the accused persons.


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