POLICE in Northern Province have arrested two foreign nationals who were claiming to be witch finders and conducting traditional practices called ‘Kamuchape’.
In a statement, Monday, Deputy Police Public Relations Officer Danny Mwale stated that two headmen had also been arrested in relation to the same following a police operation conducted in Mbala District.
“Police in Northern Province have been recording incidents in which people especially some foreign nationals claim to be witch finders and conduct traditional practices called Kamuchape. On February 27, 2022, Police conducted an operation in Mbala District aimed at combating the practice in which two headmen identified as Kapelele Emmanuel aged 62 of Mpande village and Samson Zulu aged 72 of Zambia compound were apprehended,” stated Mwale.
“Police also apprehended two foreign nationals identified as Nicolas Costa Magembe aged 40 and Willard Simfukwe aged 31. They are all detained in Police custody charged with various offences under the Witchcraft Act chapter 90 of the Laws of Zambia.”