CAR: Mob Lynches 7 Women, 1 Man Accused Of Witchcraft In Bouca

HumAngle reports that the mob action happened on Tuesday, Dec. 7 during which three other persons were rescued from the angry mob and taken to a hospital.

Seven women and one man accused of witchcraft were lynched by a mob in the village of Ndoumbou, situated about 50 kilometres from Bouca in the Central African Republic.

HumAngle reports that the mob action happened on Tuesday, Dec. 7 during which three other persons were rescued from the angry mob and taken to a hospital. 

Anti-Balaka militia were said to be a larger part of the mob. 

The mob action followed 10 incidents in Ndoumbou village involving witchcraft and the use of supernatural means to cause the death of a pregnant woman.

“The women were 10 in number and seven were killed with iron bars and cutlasses. Three survived and were taken to hospital,” one eyewitness told HumAngle.

According to various local sources, the incident on Tuesday was not the first time Anti-Balaka militia have taken the law into their own hands by killing individuals accused of various crimes.

One such incident in 2015 involved an old woman who was buried alive by Anti-Balaka militia who accused her of witchcraft.

In the Central African Republic, ancestral beliefs are still very much alive and it is dangerous to publicly accuse anyone of witchcraft as this can result in instant lynching.

Support Our Journalism

There are millions of ordinary people affected by conflict in Africa whose stories are missing in the mainstream media. HumAngle is determined to tell those challenging and under-reported stories, hoping that the people impacted by these conflicts will find the safety and security they deserve.

To ensure that we continue to provide public service coverage, we have a small favour to ask you. We want you to be part of our journalistic endeavour by contributing a token to us.

Your donation will further promote a robust, free, and independent media.

Donate Here

Of course, we want our exclusive stories to reach as many people as possible and would appreciate it if you republish them. We only ask that you properly attribute to HumAngle, generally including the author's name, a link to the publication and a line of acknowledgement. Contact us for enquiries or requests.

Contact Us

Chief Bisong Etahoben

Chief Bisong Etahoben is a Cameroonian investigative journalist and traditional ruler. He writes for international media and has participated in several transnational investigations. Etahoben won the first-ever Cameroon Investigative Journalist Award in 1992. He serves as a member of a number of international investigative journalism professional bodies including the Forum for African Investigative Reporters (FAIR). He is HumAngle's Francophone and Central Africa editor.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Translate »