Monday, 6 June 2011

12 arraigned today in Mwanza for witchcraft, albino killing

From Daily News, Dar es Salaam

TWELVE people will on Monday stand trial in Sengerema, Geita and Misungwi in Mwanza Region on charges of killing albinos and people they suspected of being witches, Regional Police Commander, Mr Simon Sirro, has said.
Mr Sirro said the accused persons were netted in a special operation mounted almost a month ago to sniff out the culprits and bring them to book. The RPC said the suspects included a 65-year-old woman.

He could not name the accused person, but said one of them, whom he mentioned by one name only, Meremeta (60), a Geita resident, was charged with the murder of more than 18 people.

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