Let's make use of our indigenous knowledge on witchcraft, black magic, divine intervention

Last week the Monitor newspaper carried a front-page story on a witchdoctor who apparently dragged a former client to court for failure to honour their agreement. Clearly that’s a weak witchdoctor. If he were a genuine one with strong powers, he would have just struck the young man with lightning to send his message across. Finish and klaar!

Belief in magic and witchcraft has been around since the beginning of time. In fact, almost all nations have their own secret world of magic and wizardry – pacts with the Devil for power, to do evil and even harm others. 

A few weeks ago, following Nigel Amos’ loss at the China Games, a meme circulated online depicting a photo-shopped picture of a Chinese news report that said Batswana blamed the loss on witchcraft. Some people took offence but it’s just a joke considering that some Batswana are bigoted, common and narrow minded to the point of believing in witchcraft.

Editor's Comment
A step in the right direction

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