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#1 Hum

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 18:02

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

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 fine, the country’s civil aviation authorities said this week.

‘A witch on a broomstick should not fly above the [150-metre] limit,’ corporate affairs director Sabelo Dlamini told The Star.

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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Posted 16 May 2013 - 18:09

It makes sense.

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 18:13

so...... they believe a witch actually flys on a broom stick?... so much for fairy tales being made up

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 18:16

They went through this much trouble to ban something that doesnt exist...

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 18:22

I had wondered where all the witches went, since it's rare to see one in my neck of the woods these days. Now I know.

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 18:28

This must be their king (or whoever approved of this legislation) :D

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 18:31

I guess this makes sense. A witch getting sucked into a jet engine probably isn't pretty.

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 18:33

I support this.

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 18:35

remember,safety first.... Falling off a broom at 150' would prove fatal to a human, even a witch I imagine.

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 18:42

I thought the title said "swuzzleland".

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 19:08

Well i'm surprised they didn't do it sooner. They're a total menace.
What is the rule on Wizards? I bet Harry Potter is bricking it.

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 19:24

when I read the title fast the first time I thought it said Switzerland and thought wtf, but Swaziland makes more sense

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 19:34

when I read the title fast the first time I thought it said Switzerland and thought wtf, but Swaziland makes more sense


HAHA, Indeed.

I have to admit though, I had never heard of Swaziland before... I always considered myself good with world geography as well. lol

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 19:37

Maybe the witches will move to North Korea. :wacko:

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 19:51

Maybe the witches will move to North Korea. :wacko:


speaking of south Africa... every time I hear the name Pretoria, I think of family guy now... thanks seth mcfarlane



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