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Eastern Cape community ask for govt intervention in ‘witchcraft’ killings

25 May 2019, 8:11 PM

The Community of Ntsimbini near Mbizana, in the Eastern Cape, wants government to intervene to stop the spate of witchcraft related murders in their area.

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‘Witchcraft’ murders leave Mbizana residents living in fear

21 May 2019, 4:29 PM

Villagers, at the birthplace of late ANC struggle icon Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, in Mbongweni, Mbizana in the Eastern Cape, are living in fear after more than 33 people were murdered in the past three years.

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Girl misses school after being accused of witchcraft

2 March 2019, 8:59 PM

A nine year-old girl from Hlankomo village outside Ntabankulu in the Eastern Cape has missed two weeks of school because locals had claimed she was a witch.

Elderly women in E Cape tired of witchcraft accusations

26 February 2019, 8:27 PM

Senior citizens from villages around emaXesibeni, formerly known as Mount Ayliff in the Eastern Cape, have had enough of being accused of practising witchcraft. Killings of elderly women are rife in Pondoland.

Elderly woman accused of witchcraft burnt to death

25 December 2018, 5:01 PM

An elderly woman has been burnt to death at Brooksneck village near EmaXesibeni, formerly known as Mt Ayliff, in the Eastern Cape.

Compass with a witch doll at the top.

Family distraught after sisters murdered for alleged witchcraft

14 December 2018, 6:14 AM

The family of two women, who were burnt to death at Ngonyameni village in EmaXesibeni, formerly known as Mt Ayliff in the Eastern Cape, have been left distraught.

Mpumalanga families accused of witchcraft left homeless

12 November 2017, 4:49 PM

Police in Acornhoek Bushbuckridge Mpumalanga are investigating cases of arson and intimidation amongst others a residents of Arthur City in Acornhoek went on a rampage on Saturday and attacked five families.

Congolese Ebola victim may have entered Rwanda and Uganda: WHO

18 July 2019, 3:20 PM

A fishmonger who died this week of Ebola may have carried the virus from the Democratic Republic of Congo into Rwanda as well as Uganda, the World Health Organisation said, as health workers struggled to track down people she could have infected.

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In a first for Gabon, a US medical charity performs a gender reassignment surgery

21 June 2019, 7:06 AM

For 28 years, Gabonese Dorothee Adjakidjie suffered embarrassment and shame from not knowing whether she was male or female after being born with genitals of both sexes. But, last week she was given the chance she craved of being a women by a US medic.

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Spotlight gives hope to Africa’s hunted albinos

14 June 2019, 10:28 AM

Increased funding and awareness campaigns are helping to slow the rates of violence against people with albinism in Africa, according to officials and campaigners.

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