Monkey Killed For Being A Witch

Posted by on May 30th, 2011

pour one outThis is actually a really horrible story. A vervet monkey was killed and burned in South Africa by a mob who was convinced it was a witch. Bonus awful points – the police helped out by shooting at the monkey.

It reported that the monkey wandered into the settlement last week Monday, May 23, and was pelted with stones, shot at by police, and then burnt to death.

Moswetsi was woken up by friends on Monday morning and told about the monkey. They said it was going around Kagiso “talking to people”.

Hopefully this is not foreshadowing for the monkeys if they ever actually do develop the ability to speak.

[Times Live]

3 Responses to “Monkey Killed For Being A Witch”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Not to be insensitive (though this comment will be insensitive – sorry) but it really makes me wonder what barbecued talking witch-monkies tastes like.

    I also wonder what it said to people. Probably something like:

    “Hey humans, listen up. I have some crucially vital information that your species needs to know, given to me by an alien civilization which made me super-intelligent. With this important info, humanity might just survive the coming catastro… OW!! HEY!!! WHY ARE YOU SHOOTING AT ME!!!!!”

  2. boogeyman930 Says:

    It’s good to know that when the apes rise and fling their s#!ty lies of peace mankind will no hesitate, not for a moment. ┬áTalking apes are like zombies, If you don’t act quickly the war is already lost.

  3. Nico Says:

    Monkeys need to team up with wild robots if they really want to get ahead- especially talking monkeys. I’d punch a human baby if it talked before it was old enough