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20 October 2009

Witch hunts alive and well in Mzansi

SAPA reports that two women were brutally murdered in the Eastern Cape in the past four days for being witches.

I had hoped people had moved beyond this in the 21st century, but hey I am no longer surprised by this complete lack of humanity among civilised people. The point being that this would never happen in an uncontacted, indigenous community ie pre-civilised humans did not abuse each other like civilised humans do. San elders, even women elders, for example, were revered and worshipped, not disrespected and slaughtered. Ugh!

Here are the gory details:

2009/10/20 TWO women, aged 86 and 79, were murdered in separate incidents in the Eastern Cape after being accused of using witchcraft.

The latest incident was reported in Tsolo at 4pm yesterday, where an 86- year-old woman was stabbed to death, said Superintendent Mzukisi Fatyela. The alleged culprit, a 25-year-old man, had accused her of using witchcraft on him.

In a separate incident in Lusikisiki, a 79-year-old woman was stoned to death on Saturday. She, too, was accused of using witchcraft. Police said four men aged between 18 and 20 saw the woman walking home on Saturday and began throwing stones at her. “She was severely injured and died at the scene. All four were arrested for murder.” — Sapa

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