THE provincial police commissioner and his policemen have confronted the people of Teremanda in the Enga Province and saved three defenceless women accused of sanguma (sorcery).
The people of Enga knew no sanguma and did not practice sorcery traditionally. So where does this come from?
It is either pure jealousy, or it is used as a means to accuse people for revenge.
People are still ignorant and would not want to accept that people can die any time through sickness or damage to their body. Even healthy people can die. The best place to seek an answer is from a postmortem at the hospital.
There are reports from many parts of Papua New Guinea of sorcery-related accusations, tortures and killings. The accused are often women who are vulnerable and defenceless.