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Swaziland bans witches from flying above 150 metres

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Hum    6,928

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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LaP    1,676

It makes sense.

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neufuse    2,667

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

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Beyond Godlike    135

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

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Growled    3,880

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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Tigurinn    371

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

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(yeah I would also look like that if I could have fourteen wives)

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Eric    1,512

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

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Steven P.    8,544

I support this.

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Rippleman    2,575

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

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Grunt    107

I thought the title said "swuzzleland".

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Lingwo    489

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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neufuse    2,667

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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M_Lyons10    452

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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Hum    6,928

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

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neufuse    2,667

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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Charisma    2,388

Seems logical. The biggest problem with witches these days is how high they fly and the way they interfere with aeroplanes and such. Not a day goes by that we don't hear of planes going down due to broomsticks and black hats being caught in the turbines. Good on you, Swaziland. About damn time someone took a stand.

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Eternal Tempest    506

Hogwarts may have to have some of their field trips in another country then.

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Marshall    15,352

I agree Charisma, but I also think there should be some for of legislation on the table concerning zombies. I haven't looked at the actual statistics but I bet far more zombies are run over by automobiles compared to witches being sucked into turbines.

Edit: And why is this in "It's a Conspiracy?" This is RWI all the way. :p

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Growled    3,880

Edit: And why is this in "It's a Conspiracy?" This is RWI all the way. :p

:D :D :D

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McKay    3,695

Why is this even a thread? The law is only logical.

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Raa    1,379

:huh:

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Davo    146

The sad part is that **** like this is the reason why HIV is so rampant in Africa. A complete lack of education when it comes to anything practical and instead they're more interested in folklore.

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compl3x    6,252

I'd find this more amusing if I didn't know that kids accused of witchcraft in Africa can be buried alive, have boiling oil/water thrown on them, shot, tortured etc.

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djdanster    594

This law should only apply until they can gain a Broomstick Pilot License?.

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neufuse    2,667

can't we just put a transponder on the broomstick so it has a responding radar signature?

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