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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

[Source: News 24 by Canny Maphanga.]

The Eastern Cape police have arrested seven people after two sisters were murdered earlier this year because it was believed they were witches.

“Such cowardly attacks on our women cannot be tolerated in our province and detectives must do all they can to ensure the perpetrators are brought to book,” Eastern Cape Provincial Commissioner, Major General Andre Swart, said in a statement.

Four men and three women were arrested. Two of them are teenagers.

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