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Witchcraft in Africa

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Posted By: Alfred K at 8:19 pm

5 Jun 2009

Harare Zimbabwe— THE case of the Murehwa woman who claimed she “flew naked in a winnowing basket” from Murehwa on a mission to kill a relative in Highfield through witchcraft ended in the Harare Magistrates’ Courts yesterday with little of the melodrama that characterised its beginning last week.

Magistrate Mr Mishrod Guvamombe sentenced Regina Sveto (21) to a wholly suspended one-year sentence, and ordered her to seek help to recover from the spell apparently cast on her by her father-in-law.

When the trial opened, Mr Guvamombe sought expert advice from the Zimbabwe National Healers’ Association as well as Chief Jonathan Mangwende’s opinion on the allegations levelled against Sveto.

After listening to the chief’s plea for leniency, Mr Guvamombe gave Sveto a wholly suspended one-year prison sentence.

See, this is the problem with Africa today.  Too much leniency for the witches.  You have to make an example out of them or they will soon come back to haunt you (literally).

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