South Africa…Witchcraft suppression – please speak up

To all South African Family and Friends of Africa! This posting is a little late but I’m publishing this information anyway to raise awareness on this issue…Ramon Thomas, webmaster

I do not usually send out petitions but in this case I am sure you will forgive the intrusion:

Mpumalanga are in the process of drafting a Witchcraft suppression bill which will make the practice or admission of witchcraft a criminal act in Mpumalanga !!- you might think it is not your province or not your problem! BUT if Mpumalanga do it, they open the doorway for other provinces to do the same! They also open the doors for innocent people to be incriminated and even killed by mass trial/mobs.

This affects ALL traditional Crafts and most Importantly the SANGOMA’S.

What you can do to help:

The deadline for objections is 13 July so please do not delay. We need all Pagans or persons practising Traditional Crafts (Sangomas) OR who identify themselves as ‘Witches’ (or even those who don’t) to lodge PERSONAL objections against the bill. No group petitions PLEASE. We want a large quantity of individual mail being submitted against the drafting of the bill!

This Bill is in direct contravention with the South African Constitution and Bill of Rights , which allow religious freedom to ALL!!

We need to get as many objections as possible so please take the time to send a mail and also pass this along to all Africans, Traditional healers, Pagans and Witch-friendly folk.

To make it easy for you – BELOW are address details and a template and email address for submission of your Objection (just add your personal details and tweak the wording if you like)

Witches are NOT what the story books claim them to be! Nor are they Christian Hating or evil people! DO the right thing!


Warm Blessings

On Behalf of NDUMA (Sangoma and Traditional healer)


Send your mail to :

Subject: Witchcraft Suppression Act – OBJECTION

E-mail content :

Office of the Premier
Mpumalanga Provincial Government

For attention: Advocates B. Thomas and H.M. Mbatha and L. Pretorius

With reference to: P.15/5/15 Comment as an Interested and Affected Party: Mpumalanga Witchcraft Suppression Bill 2007.

I, INSERT NAME HERE, hereby formally object to the proposed Witchcraft Suppression Bill on the following grounds:

1. Any bill that provides for the suppression of Witchcraft is in direct contravention with the South African Constitution and Bill of rights (which allow religious freedom to all)

2. The proposed bill will criminalise members of a recognised and established religious minority

3. It denies the members of this minority religious community freedom of religion and belief

4. The bill will create a threat to the dignity, and well being and safety of Witch/Wiccan religious communities throughout South Africa

5. The bill will misrepresent a Witches worldview and belief system and will create discrimination and division within communities

I respectfully request that this bill is not passed with the current wording – and that alternate solutions are found to deal with the issues at hand.


aka INSERT : Pagan / Traditional healer Name

  • While I think that the Mpumalanga Bill is a badly drafted piece of legislation (full of spelling erroror, for a start), it is misleading to say that “They also open the doors for innocent people to be incriminated and even killed by mass trial/mobs.”

    That is precisely what the bill is intended to prevent. The door is already open and they are trying to shut it. The trouble is that they are going the wrong way about it.

  • Matthews Molapo

    I think the problem is that a majority of us cannot differentiate between witches and sangomas. We see them in the same eye. We first need to understand the difference before we start judging them.

    I believe the sangomas and/or witches have a belief system that is based historically on ancient knowledge. As much as modern medicine is based on western ancient knowledge.

    I think by allowing this bill to go ahead is like repeating history, especially the dark ages when “witches” were burned for having different beliefs.

    I do not think that we can be in a position to declare which belief is right or more true than others, especially since we are dealing with intangible things.

  • Freya

    I am a witch…deal with it. Let me just then cast spells on all who try to see this bill through. lol lol lol Laughing to myself out loud. If you think a bunch of witches from any perspective will allow another withc hunt be warned there are so many more of us this time and we are not afraid to fight this time face to face. We will prevail for it is our time to even the score and chritians lose this battle. Although we do not have to fight the way christians did by slaughtering everyone and stating likking was all in the name of some guy named jesus. Get an fing grip and read your history in any culture and Paganism is your ancestory in an country on this earth! Dah!! Oh stop the eveil christians from suppressing us this time and make them submit to us….

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