Women stoned to death

Accused of being witches

Two Limpopo women were stoned to death by people who accused them of being witches, police said on Tuesday.

Cynthia Lemaho, 26, and 81-year-old Mupala Motopela were dragged  from their houses and stoned until they died, said police spokesman  Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi.

When they were dead, they bodies were dragged back into their house and the house was set alight, destroying everything.

Lemaho’s two-year-old toddler and 12-year-old child managed to run away and were not hurt.

Further details on what made locals accuse them of witchcraft were not immediately available.

“The police management in the province condemned the attack on the two women and stated that no stone will be left unturned to arrest those responsible for the murders.”