02 August 2007

'Witchcraft' arrest in Mozambique

'Witchcraft' arrest in Mozambique

This problem was widespread in Zimbabwe when I lived there. It was less publicized in Cabo Delgado when I lived there, although the "wizards" of Cabo Delgado were reputedly some of the most powerful. These beliefs are a great problem in Southern Africa.


Steve Hayes said...

Did you see the draft witchcraft suppression bill for Mpumalanga?

Tauratinzwe said...

Yes, Steve, I saw that. Zimbabwe had a witchcraft suppression bill when I lived there and it didn't stop much. I think it takes a change of world views (and values). The issue is compounded when witchcraft fears start false accusations based upon natural events, such as fish nibbling on drowned bodies, etc.