And here’s why superstition is bad…
On page 13 of the weekend paper, in a tiny article that you’d miss if you were paging fast, was this story:
Six people have been arrested following the murder of three family members near Lusikisiki in the Eastern Cape, SABC radio news reported.
The arrested people allegedly hacked to death a 70-year-old woman, her daughter, 56, and a grandson they accused of witchcraft.
The murders were carrier out on Wednesday night after the three were kept captive for four hours.
“The mob of villagers who believed they were witches held them captive at the Gura locality and then killed them,” said Easter Cape police spokesman Captain Zamukulungisa Jozana.
Police expected to make more arrests.
Allowing people to accept a concept such as witchcraft without requiring any real proof that it exists, is allowing them to accept that someone is a practitioner of witchcraft without requiring any real proof that they are.