Elderly Couple Lynched for Being Witches

Posted on November 3, 2011

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Two elderly people have been lynched in Mozambique after being accused of witchcraft, reports the BBC.

The report says with high levels of unemployment and poverty, the youth often blame old people – including grandparents – of casting evil spells over them.

Such killings affect several African countries, where superstitious beliefs are rife because of poverty and illiteracy.

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