John Mahama has reacted to the viral video which had a witch being beaten to death by some two women.
NDC’s leader and 2020 presidential hopeful – John Dramani Mahama has reacted to the viral video of a 90-year-old woman being beaten to death for being a witch.
According to him, he couldn’t watch the video to an end. He called on authorities to take action in order for it to serve as a deterrent to others.
His post reads;
“I’ve been unable to watch the whole video. Our society and institutions failed the poor 90-year-old woman.
Where were our Assembly Members, Unit Committees, the Police and BNI when it mattered most? It was sad to see a crowd standing by and watching the gruesome spectacle. A very sad reflection on us as a people in the 21st century.
Just by luck, someone captured the sorry sight on a smartphone. How many more Dente Akua’s have died pitiful unrecorded deaths?
At least an example can be set with the perpetrators to prevent any such future macabre incidents. I join Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang in condemning the killing and calling for justice for the family.”
A woman believed to be in her 90s was beaten to death over allegations that she’s a witch.
The woman is said to be declared a witch by a soothsayer after which some women in the community took it upon themselves to beat her to death.
The gruesome lynching and murder is said to have occurred at Kafaba in the East Gonja Municipality of the Savannah region.
In the video, the old woman who laid helpless on the floor was begging that she’s not a witch but the two hot-headed women who carried out the beatings refused to hear her out.
It is unclear what prompted the supposed soothsayer to accuse the old woman of witchcraft and her subsequent lynching but scenes in the video can only be described as barbaric.
The disturbing video has younger women, slapping, whipping and hitting the old woman’s head with a heavy item, with the community members cheering them on.
The video appeared to have incensed social media users who have called on the police to fish them out and prosecute them.
Watch the video below: