Woman raped, whipped and decapitated by rebels who drank her blood ‘after she served them forbidden fish’
A woman was brutally raped before being decapitated in front of an angry mob in a sickening punishment for serving fish to rebel fighters.
Horrifying footage of the woman being beaten was shared on Whatsapp by eyewitnesses in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The public execution was carried out with machetes after she served fish to a group of anti-government militants at her restaurant, and her killers subsequently drank her blood.
Their custom dictates that they cannot eat meat or fish while fighting, and the video shows a man declaring the she must die for committing ‘high treason’.
Before her death the woman was forced to have sex with the son of her husband’s second wife as a large crowd watched, and a woman wearing a bandana identifying her as a member of the Kamuina Nsapu movement is seen whipping them.
The man was also killed by the militia members.
It happened in the town of Luebo in April, which had been seized by rebels from the rebel group, which was formed after a tribal chief was killed by the Congolese army last year.
As well as avoiding meat and fish, France 24 reports, the group does not wash as these are considered to break their protection charms.
An eyewitness told the website: “It was shameful, macabre, sickening, disgraceful… I couldn’t stand it and I left. We’ve never seen anything like this before.”
One said that the woman was well liked, but many cheered the execution because the rebels are thought to have ‘satanic powers’.