An article appearing in the Sowtan by Alex Matlala reveals that another arson was started due to fears of witchcraft. This time, the incident occurs in Limpopo just outside of Tzaneen in Sekororo, where the Mafogo family is now homeless because an angry, uncontrolled mob burned their home to the ground. The mob was made up of members of the community and they left the family of nine homeless because they were accused of practicing witchcraft. This family is now without food and other needs since all they owned was lost to the fire.
Allegations of witchcraft stem from the assertion that a man from the Mafogo family was found naked in a neighbor’s home this past Monday. The Mafogo family denies such allegations and explains that there are no witches in their family. The family explained that they know nothing about using bread or a broom to fly and they claim that they are being accused of witchcraft because others are jealous of the family’s success. The arson is still under investigation and no arrests have been made yet.
Read more about this religious hate crime here.