Elderly woman stoned to death in Dedza …ACTIVISTS DEMAND END TO VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

An elderly woman has been stoned to death over witchcraft allegations in Dedza.

The woman was killed by members of her own community on Sunday at Fumbwa village, T/A Tambala.

Commenting on the issue on social media,  activist Thandi wa Pulimuheya said authorities should deal with the issue of violence against women.

“This issue must not drop off the agenda until it is dealt with decisively! We are not animals in the jungle. Women’s lives of ALL ages matter. Seeing those men happily taking a woman to a stoning show in broad day light just made me so sick with amber today. We can’t carry on begging for the right to live and exist.. it’s got to stop,” she wrote on Facebook.

Meanwhile, Centre for Democracy and Economic Development Initiatives (CDEDI) has challenged President Dr. Lazarus Chakwera to publicly denounce the regrettable incidence.