An elderly man was murdered in Mandaba near Nkandla on Tuesday. He has been accused of witchcraft and these accusations could be a motive behind his murder. The 73 year old, Mgwazeni Delwa, was killed in his home after suspects beat him with knobkieries and sticks in the early hours of the morning. It was also evident that they threw stones at Delwa as well. Nkandla police received a murder complaint and upon their arrival they found the body of Delwa with severe wounds on his head. According to police spokesperson, Jay Naicker, it is believed that there are three suspects involved and all three accused the victim of practicing witchcraft. The three suspects, who are aged between 17 and 19 year of age, were arrested and charged with murder . After appearing Nkandla Magistrate's Court today. the minor was transferred to a place of safety in Pinetown while the other two suspects remain in custody until 16 March.