oa Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa - Sorcery and crime



A recently decided case, involving witchcraft, aroused a fair measure of press coverage owing to a series of incidents which resulted in its frequent postponement. The accused were indicted on two charges, viz murder and the commission of an offence under the Witchcraft Suppression Act which, inter alia, prohibits any person from employing or soliciting a witchdoctor.


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