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Saturday, August 05, 2006

Witchcraft ban ends in Zimbabwe

Witchcraft ban ends in Zimbabwe
By Steve Vickers BBC, Harare

"Traditional healers will only be prosecuted if they cause harmZimbabwe has lifted a ban on the practice of witchcraft, repealing legislation dating back to colonial rule.
From July the government acknowledges that supernatural powers exist - but prohibits the use of magic to cause someone harm.

In 1899, colonial settlers made it a crime to accuse someone of being a witch or wizard - wary of the witch hunts in Europe a few centuries earlier which saw many people burned at the stake after such accusations..." Read the Entire Story

16th century Benin mask(© British Museum)
posted by Satyia @ 7:09 AM  


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