REMEMBER THEIR NAMES – Victims of witch-hunts in South Africa 2000 to 2017

  The following represents available published news reports of witch-hunts in South Africa for the periods 2000 to 2017. * Reports covering the period 2006 to 2009 have not been included here. This content is regularly updated. Many more witchcraft accusations and witch-hunts remain unreported. Refugees of witchcraft accusation receive little or no media coverage in…

Harmful Religious practices in SA

In the Times LIVE article dated 7th June 2014, Harmful Religious practice and occult on the rise in SA, we see a lot of the same alarmist rhetoric. Claims are made that there is a rise in Occultism, Satanism and Vampirism and these movements are dubbed as “harmful religious practices”. It can only be assumed…

Witches offended by ANC accusations of witchcraft

South African Witches object strongly to inflammatory and offensive accusations of “witchcraft” uttered by Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula and ANC provincial secretary Songezo Mjongile at the Lusaka Community Hall in Nyanga on 7 April. “This thing of witchcraft is when a witch does nothing for the people but they still get re-elected. This is what we find ourselves…

Hate speech case lodged against SAPS and Occult crime unit

The South African Pagan Rights Alliance has lodged a complaint of hate speech against the South African Police Services and the Occult Crimes Unit, with the South African Human Rights Commission. Repeated media speculation on alleged but unproven Satanic and Occult ritual crimes, primarily promoted by the SAPS Occult Crime Unit and related evangelical Christian…

SAPS discriminates against religious minorities

The South African Pagan Rights Alliance is lodging a formal charge of hate speech against the SAPS Occult Crime Unit and its members, with the Minister of Police Nathi Mthethwa, and the South African Human Rights Commission. A South African Police Service media statement published on 26 February 2014 on the SAPS website presents an…

SAPS Occult unit fabricates hysteria based on lies

Allegations published today [0] by Col Hendriek de Jager alleging that there is an increase in occult-related crimes around the country amounts to disingenuous fabrication! There is no convincing evidence to prove that said crimes are in any way linked to actual Occultism or Occult practices. The SAPS is waging a war of propaganda against…

SAPS lies to the public about engaging with SAPRA

The South African Police Service in a public briefing today, states that SAPS teams have engaged the South African Pagan Rights Alliance regarding an alleged increase in “harmful occult practices”. This is a lie! At no time has any official in any formal capacity from the SAPS engaged in conversation with this Alliance, or responded…

Witch-hunts in South Africa 2014

Witch-hunts in South AfricaAdvocacy against human rights abuses committed as a result of accusations of witchcraft and violent witch-hunts (2014)by Damon Leff Download the complete document in.pdf format (1.82 MB) ABSTRACT The test of Nelson Mandela’s legacy will be marked by how and to what extent South Africans will eventually treat those whom it despises…