MWEB advert an insult to Witches and victims of witch-hunts

The South African Pagan Rights Alliance is deeply offended by this advert. Witchcraft is not a synonym for “black magic” and real Witches are not relegated to folkloric stereotypes!

As an ngo that represents actual Witches in South Africa, and as the only ngo in this country advocating against witch-hunts, SAPRA calls on MWEB to earnestly reconsider airing this flippant disregard for the very real victims of witch-hunts perpetrated against innocent women, children and men (often of largely Xhosa speaking communities) who have been and are falsely accused of bewitching others.

Witch-hunts are not relegated to some distant romantic folkloric past in this country, but remain a shameful example of very real and brutal human rights abuses that the current ANC government refuses to acknowledge or respond to.

REMEMBER THEIR NAMES – Victims of witch-hunts in South Africa 2000 to 2013
The following represents available published news reports of witch-hunts in South Africa for the periods 2000 to 2005 and 2010 to 2013.

Do the right thing and condemn witch-hunts! Don’t encourage them for profit!

 

SOURCE: http://10and5.com/2014/01/17/mweb-witchcraft-radio-ad/#comment-58777
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