South Africa: ‘Witch’ Killers Get Twenty Year Jail Terms

17th of October: Three men who battered to death two women they suspected of practising witchcraft were each jailed for 20 years by the Pietermaritzburg High Court on Thursday. Judge Rishi Seegobin said that in modern South Africa a person’s subjective belief that another practised witchcraft did not justify that person’s murder. The sentences should reflect society’s indignation at the murders, he said. Read more here.

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