South Africa not only needs new legislation to combat witchcraft-related
crime, including muti murders, but also serious education campaigns and
initiatives, particularly in rural communities.
JOHANNESBURG - Dr Theo Petrus, a senior anthropology lecturer at the
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth, is one of a
growing number of academics who have called for a radical new look at
witchcraft-related crime in South Africa.
His 2009 doctoral thesis on witchcraft-related crime in the Eastern
Cape and its implications for law enforcement policy is the first of its
kind in South Africa, but he says more research is needed, especially
on how the justice system deals with such cases.
Petrus, who was approached by the Justice Department to become part
of an advisory committee to assist in a review of present witchcraft
suppression legislation, believes as many stakeh
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