New Era [Namibia]
19 March 2014
By Eveline de Klerk
WALVIS BAY — Fabricated stories and text messages warning people not to open their doors for strangers or a crying baby boy who is apparently sent by a witchdoctor to kill innocent people has spread like wildfire at the coast since last week Thursday.
However the Namibian police crime co-ordinator for the Erongo Region, Deputy Commissioner Ottilie Kashuupulwa yesterday denied such claims as being untrue.
Kashuuplwa yesterday morning told New Era that she also received a text message warning her not to open her door if someone knocks, or if a child cries at the door around 00h00. The message further said that anyone who opens his or her door would collapse and die and their souls collected for the witchdoctor. […]