LinkyA man arrested in connection with a mob justice attack on an 83-year-old woman suspected of witchcraft, is expected to appear in an Eastern Cape court soon.
The alleged vigilante attack took place in Majuba Village, outside Sterkspruit, on Sunday at around 10:15.
The man cannot be identified until he has made his first court appearance.
According to police spokesperson Brigadier Tembinkosi Kinana the elderly woman was believed to be responsible for the death of a young man in the area who was buried the Saturday.
A group of men then allegedly assaulted her, held her head in a drum of water until she died and torched her rondavel.
Her 23-year-old grandchild escaped when the paraffin they poured on the grandchild's body failed to ignite.