Community police officers in Swaziland / Eswatini tortured a ‘mentally challenged’ man by setting his genitals on fire and beating him with iron rods to make him confess to committing ritual murders, a newspaper reported.
It happened at Ngogola, a remote area of Siphofaneni, the Observer on Saturday newspaper in Swaziland reported (23 June 2018). It said the man was left for dead at the gate of his homestead.
It reported, ‘The mentally challenged suspect was subjected to their unorthodox torture routines to force him to confess, where the suspect was made to sit on a thorny aloe tree, beaten with all sorts of iron rods and [they] set fire to his genitals to force him to confess to be behind the ritual killings in the area.’
It added, ‘The tortured suspect is reported to have been beaten to a pulp by the community police before he was made to confess to be behind the killings.’ The regular police have reportedly taken the suspect into care.
The media in Swaziland have been publishing lurid reports from across the kingdom of children being abducted to be ritually murdered so their body parts can be used in making muti potions that are said to bring luck. It is reported that there has been an increase in ritual killings ahead of a national election due in September 2018. Little hard evidence has been reported that the killings have actually taken place.
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