In Mbeya – a city in southwest Tanzania, a 25 year old woman was rescued from a septic tank after allegedly being held there for 2 years by her brother.
32 year old Nathan Machoma reportedly followed the instructions from a witch doctor and threw his sister Neemah in the septic tank in order to become rich. Apparently, the black magic worked and Nathan did rake in riches.
He had reported his sister missing to the police, but his maid became suspicious about his regular visits to the tank, and checked what was in it when he was at work.
Neemah Machoma was severely malnourished and emotionally disturbed, but is recovering from the ordeal. Nathan Machoma was arrested.