NZ’s Congolese community condemns parents who blamed abuse on witchcraft

The parents who abused their teenage daughter because they thought she was a witch have been condemned by the leader of New Zealand’s Congolese community.

Francious Kayembe said exorcisms and witchcraft were not common in the Congo, though the practices did happen in some sections of the community there.

However, it did not happen in New Zealand and abuse of any kind towards children was not accepted, said Kayembe, the president of the Auckland chapter of the African Communities Forum. Continue reading

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