Pastor Fidele heard from one of his church members what the community was about to do. Pastor Fidele quickly rushed to the scene and found Mr. Buyongwe surrounded by a very angry mob, yelling and shouting that he should be burned. Mr. Buyongwe was sobbing bitterly and pleading for his life to be spared by […]
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Cunan was stabbed to death. Why? Over a cigarette. A cigarette. Cunan’s life was worth less than the cost of one cigarette to someone. That someone was likely…
There is a popular song in East Africa that teaches the community that a witchdoctor and a liar deserve to be set on fire. This happened to Mr. Buyongwe (Buy-yong-wee) John, an 80-year-old man who was a well-known witchdoctor, who lived in the Cankozo District in the Republic of Burundi. The people of Cankozo were fed up with the witchcraft practices of Mr. Buyongwe. This led to poverty because many people paid all their money to him to solve their problems. One day the community decided to (punish) his witchcraft lies by setting him on fire.