oa Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies - Moloi ga a na mmala [A witch has no colour]: Witchcraft accusations in South Africa

Volume 32, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0256-9507



Witchcraft accusations and their resultant violence have become phenomenal in the Limpopo Province of South Africa. In the past seven years more than six hundred people have lost their lives because of the carnage. The problem is economically, socially and politically disruptive and frustrates any attempt at self-development. There is thus an urgent need to curb the violent elements of witchcraft accusations. Human weaknesses like gossip, rumours, jealousy, negative political and economic rivalries are at the centre of the accusations.

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