Sunday, June 24, 2012

Primitive superstition is alive and well in South Africa


I've written several times before about the problem of alleged witchcraft and other superstitions in Africa.  Two recent incidents in South Africa demonstrate that there's been no improvement.

TWO cousins who brutally murdered their 86-year-old grandmother because they believed she was a witch will each spend at least a decade behind bars.

THE Tzaneen municipality in Limpopo is frantically trying to locate two families who allegedly fled from a temporary shelter after being accused of practising witchcraft.

You can read all the sordid details at the links above.  In the second case, I'm wondering whether the families 'fled', or whether they were abducted and murdered by locals who didn't want them to get away.  We may never find out . . .

Peter

1 comment:

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