Zolaconda: The allure of mass hysteria

Hundreds held vigil during the search
Hundreds held vigil during the search

On Tuesday afternoon, the southern half of Gaborone was brought to a standstill, after a seven-year-old girl reported that another child had been snatched by a snake-like creature near a stream in Old Naledi. With the incident subsequently debunked as a hoax by police, Staff Writer, MBONGENI MGUNI, asks why mass hysteria is so seductive

The stories are well known.  Boarding school learners, usually girls, report that some mysterious, supernatural creature or force is terrorising them.

Others regularly report sightings of paranormal fiends.

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