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HEINOUS! This is how councillor Sibongile Mthethwa-Shezi described the brutal killing this week of an 81-year-old pensioner at KwaKwiliza in Mtubatuba, Zululand.
Badabukile Ndlovu was stabbed 50 times and her throat slit, allegedly by a youth who accused her of witchcraft.
Mthethwa-Shezi, a neighbour, said the attack took place at about 9pm.
"She was asleep with her daughter Hlengiwe and her five grandchildren.
"A youth, about 20 years old, arrived and knocked at the door of the house.
"He introduced himself as one of Ndlovu's sons but she could hear that he was not and she did not open the door."
The suspect, from another area, broke down the door and stabbed her many times, Mthethwa-Shezi said.
She said Hlengiwe and the children ran for dear life.
"He clearly wanted only (to kill) her because he allowed them to leave the house without harming them.
"It is the most horrifying incident to happen in our area and one that will take a long time to forget."
The youth accused Ndlovu of bewitching his relatives, who had recently died, Mthethwa-Shezi said.
"His aunt died some time ago, followed by two other female members of the same family, one of whom we buried on Saturday. He held Ndlovu responsible for their deaths."
Police spokesperson Captain Jabulani Mdletshe said when police arrived on the scene the suspect fled.
"We have launched a massive manhunt for him."
This is the second gruesome killing related to witchcraft allegations in the Mtubatuba area, Mdletshe said.
Last Monday Mamakazi Mkhwanazi and her granddaughter Thobile Mbatha were burnt beyond recognition in Gunjaneni, also after being accused of practising witchcraft.