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Namibia: Church Burns After Service for Healer

The Namibian (Windhoek)

31 July 2007
Posted to the web 31 July 2007


A Roman Catholic Church in the Kavango Region burnt to the ground immediately after a memorial service for a traditional doctor who died last week.

The thatched-roof Shamangorwa Catholic Church, located some 160 km east of Rundu, was completely burnt down.

Acting Priest Michael Hausiku confirmed the incident but could not explain how the fire started.

It is reported that after the memorial service for the traditional healer, mourners witnessed a strong wind that was immediately followed by what sounded like an explosion.

Father Hausiku said the decision to take the corpse of the traditional healer into the church for the service sparked disagreement among parishioners, as some objected to conducting a church service for the late traditional healer inside the church.

Some community members apparently argued that the witchdoctor did not deserve a church service, as he was not a Christian when he was alive.
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