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Witch-Hunting in Modern South Africa with Damon Leff
DescriptionLearn with us! Damon Leff of the South African Pagan Rights Alliance Advocacy Against Witch Hunts shares about South Africa’s alleged witch situation. We learn about South Africa’s belief in the occult, magic, witchcraft and muti. This interview considers the common denominators and differences between past and present witchcraft hunts.  We discuss how interventions must recognize regional and cultural nuances and the discriminative risks of law reform. “In South Africa, in almost all cases of accusation of witchcraft, the accused will:a. not be offered access to legal defense against the accusations,b. not be considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law,c. be driven from their communities,d. lose their homes as a result of arson,e. be forcibly separated from their families, loved ones and friends,f. be placed in custody by the South African Police Services, ostensibly for their own safety, spending at least one night in a prison cell to avoid being attacked by members of their own community,g. may never return to their homes and communities of birth, andh. be forced into unwilling exile in unofficial and unacknowledged refugee camps.”LinksAdvocacy Against Witch Hunts, South AfricaProject 135: Review of the Witchcraft Suppression Act 3 of 1957Witchcraft Suppression Act 3 of 1957Please sign the petition to exonerate those accused of witchcraft in ConnecticutConnecticut Witch Trial Exoneration ProjectEnd Witch Hunts MovementSupport the showJoin us on Discord to share your ideas and feedback. Website Twitter Facebook Instagram LinkedIn YouTube TikTok Discord Buzzsprout Mailchimp Support the show
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