oa De Rebus - Some views on belief in witchcraft as a mitigating factor

Volume 1984, Issue 201
  • ISSN : 0250-0329



An accused person's belief in witchcraft is accepted by our courts as a mitigating factor in sentence or an extenuating circumstance in cases of murder. The purpose of this note is not to solve existing problems but to transmit views held by some people I have been privileged to interview on this subject.

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