imageThousands of children worldwide, especially those from African descent, have been stigmatised after being falsely accused of practising witchcraft. Sadly, some of those children have been murdered.

What is disgusting is that most of these accusations are made by religious leaders, who find it difficult to see through the blurred lines between traditional beliefs and religion. Interestingly, most, if not all the accused children are from poor economic backgrounds. Their parents are further exploited by the accusers, who extort money from them for some kind of sadistic exorcism.

Accusing a child of  being a witch is abuse. Physically assaulting or murdering a child in the name of exorcism is a crime. My point is, it takes one to know one.