25.2 C
City of Banjul
Friday, August 19, 2022

Cheikh Béthio Thioune reported dead

- Advertisement -

The leader of the Thiantacounes, a sect of the Mouride brotherhood in Senegal, Cheikh Béthio Thioune, has reportedly passed away in Bordeaux, France after a long illness.

The controversial guide of the Thiantacounes went to France last January for medical care. The 81-year-old Thioune was on Monday sentenced to ten years with hard labour for complicity in the double murder in the so-called Médinatoul Salam case. He was convicted in connection to the murder in 2012 of two of his disciples who were killed before being buried in a mass grave in the bush.

- Advertisement -
Join The Conversation
- Advertisment -spot_img

Latest Stories

Egypt to challenge FIFA over laser incident at Senegal World Cup...

The Egyptian Football Association ( EFA) plans to challenge FIFA at the International Sports Court by appealing the ruling on the rematch of the...

Berewuleng rules West Coast