Swaziland Witches Banned From Flying Above 150 Metres

Swaziland Witches Banned From Flying Above 150 Metres

Swaziland has launched a crackdown on 'high-flying witches' after banning them from 'hovering above 150 metres'.

Swaziland Witches Banned From Flying Above 150 Metres

It has been a long time since witches were burnt at the stake in Europe but the accusation remains a serious one in the landlocked African country.

Anyone caught flying their broomstick above the height limit faces arrest and a hefty R500,000 (N8,513,115) fine, the country's Civil Aviation Authorities said this week.

According to the Corporate Affairs Sabelo Dlamini, "A witch on a broomstick should not fly above the 150-metre limit."

The new aviation law was highlighted after a private investigator was caught flying a helicopter equipped with a video camera to gather surveillance information.

Witchcraft is taken seriously in Swaziland where many people believe in the power of black magic.

Last year a leading Swazi MP called for a hike in tax paid by witch doctors to help ease the cash-strapped country’s financial woes.

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