Jour. Anth. Inst.

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I myself have [says Dundas] experienced such a case in Ukamba. An old woman was reported to be a habitual witch and to have killed a number of children. She was summoned to a place where all the people had assembled in the bush, and her own son placed a noose round her neck, while the rest strangled her by hauling at the rope over a bough. It is my impression that this is regarded as a crime committed of necessity by the people as a whole, and sanctioned by the only one who could take vengeance or claim compensation, namely, the nearest relative. Whether or not the same custom obtains among other tribes I cannot say, but I note that among the Sumbwa a family may secure itself against blood revenge by disowning a member who has committed repeated murder or witchcraft: in Upare an incorrigible homicide was beaten and surrendered by his relatives (rupture of brotherhood).3

2Torday, E.n/an/an/an/an/a, "Culture and Environment: Cultural Differences among the Various Branches of the Batetela," , 51: 373.

3 Dundas, op. cit., 234.

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Chicago: "Jour. Anth. Inst.," Jour. Anth. Inst. in Primitive Behavior: An Introduction to the Social Sciences, ed. Thomas, William I. (New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., 1937), Original Sources, accessed May 25, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=5TAYA8IT5P9Z985.

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