11 women jailed in Rumbek over witchcraft
A court in Rumbek of Lakes State State has sentenced 11women to five-month imprisonment and with an alternative fine of SSP 50,000 for practicing witchcraft.
Cpt. Elijah Mabor, the police spokesperson of Lakes State, said the women were tried in court after their arrest following an order issued by the town mayor.
“The police were sent to go and collect those people practicing witchcraft in one of the residential areas in Rumbek. They were arrested and sent to court and then sentenced to five-month imprisonment,” Mabor explained.
He added that those who can pay for themselves to get out of jail then would be set free.
Mabor emphasized that they would continue the hunt for witches until they stop the “evil practices” in the area.
He warned those still adhering to practices of witchcraft.