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5,000 witches killed in Tanzania

Discussion in 'Jukwaa la Sheria (The Law Forum)' started by Nairoberry, Jun 4, 2012.

  1. Nairoberry

    Nairoberry JF-Expert Member

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    Over the past six years, more than 3,000 people were lynched in Tanzania by frightened neighbors who thought they were witches,
    according to a new report from the Legal and Human Rights Centre (LHRC).
    Between 2005 and 2011, Tanzanians lynched an average of 500 people per year on suspicion of witchcraft, with most killings occurring in rural areas in the north of the country, according to the report obtained by Agence France-Presse
    "In Shinyanga province for example 242 people were killed because of local beliefs in witchcraft between January 2010 and January 2011 alone," the Legal and Human Rights Centre said in the report.
    The LHRC explained that many victims were older women who had developed red eyes, which has long been considered a sign of
    witchcraft. Poor women in particular often develop red eyes as a result of burning cow dung for fuel as a substitute for firewood,
    researchers have found.
    "Use of low quality biomass fuels like cow dung cause indoor pollution which is a hazar reflected in eyes turning red," gender consultant Rose Mgema told the InterPress Third World News Agency.
    Ignas Mtana, a spokesman for police in northwest Tanzania, told IntrePress that women are often killed within a short period of time
    following the death of a relative. He said many families visit soothsayers to determine the cause of death and are often told
    that witchcraft is responsible.
  2. Delta4

    Delta4 Senior Member

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    500 human beings slaughtered without the mere benefit of judicial hearing - EVERY Fecking year?

    On primitive accusations over primitive actions?

    How many more are slaughtered and yet unreported?

    Of the 500 caught and slaughtered EACH YEAR, how many more are ''undiscovered'' practitioners of these primitive actions?

    And what if we should include the thousands of high-profile, socially-accepted ''Mganga wa Tanzania'' for whom Tanzania is famous for throughout Eastern Africa?

    The very same that have made East Africa a no-go zone for Persons with Albinism?

    And in a country whose ''Intellectual'' class heartlessly gloated over the unfortunate events of Kenya's PEV 2008, decrying those events as the actions of a morally depraved, Godless, Nation?

    And the same ''Intellectual'' class that labors to have the world believe Kenya's entire population are bona fide members of Mungiki?!!

    Eeeiish, banaa!!
  3. Roulette

    Roulette JF-Expert Member

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    mkuu, unaweza kuweka link ili tukasome zaidi huko kwenye source?
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