Thursday, May 23, 2024

The Customary Court of Appeal hears a story of witchcraft in Mochudi

Throughout Africa, excluding the continent’s Arab nations, one of the things people generally fear most is witchcraft. You can’t see witchcraft; you can’t smell it and you can’t feel it. It is abstract. But whenever lightening strikes, it is commonly associated with witchcraft. Almost every mysterious happening is associated with witchcraft. A week ago, a green mamba was spotted hiding on a vehicle’s under carriage at a Shell petrol feeling station in Mochudi. It was spotted while trying to exit the vehicle while it was being refilled. After efforts to force it out failed, game scouts were called in to retrieve it. It had sneaked back to its hiding spot. After some time trying to find it, they decided that the vehicle be driven to their offices where efforts to remove one of the most poisonous reptile were to continue. Some people among those in the vicinity began to associate it with witchcraft making unsubstantiated stories as to how it entered the vehicles under carriage.

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