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Besides adjudicating witchcraft has placed the nganga (witch-doctor) as a “superwitch” whose powers is used for good. The nganga who becomes prime witnesses in the courts has his/her rule transformed. The poor witch-doctor is transformed to a star witness who can communicate in court.
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6: Re-constructing the Witchcraf Discourse in Africa ..4 6.1. Adjudication of witchcraf In South Africa and Cameroon where the witch doctors are involved, resolving witchcraft cases are hardly conclusive. Rather, it has made witchcraft an omnipresent form of disorder that the judiciary cannot deal with effectively. The modern nganga whose testimony determines the fate of witches in court is losing legitimacy. From a social perspective, it may be safer for the judicial system to stay out of adjudicating on witchcraft.
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REVIEW QUESTION 1. Do you agree with the view that it is safer for the judicial system to stay out of adjudicating on witchcraft? 2. Using the Cameroon example as case study, explain why adjudicating against witchcraft can amount to legitimization of witchcraft accusation by the state.
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BIBLIOGRAPHY 1) Cyprian F. Fisiy & Peter Geshiere (1996) The Bakweri: Nyongo Witchcraft and the "Banana Boom” Fako International 3(1): 10, January. 2) Onuzulike, Uchenna (2013) Children Accused Of Practicing Witchcraft In Akwa Ibom, Nigeria: A Qualitative Analysis of Online News Media. International Journal of Child, Youth and Family Studies 4: 447–466. 3) Witchcraft Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 4) Ngutor Sambe et. al. (2014) Analysis of Factors Precipitating Witchcraft Accusation among the Tiv Kamla-Raj Anthropologist, 18(3): 1077-1087 (2014) 5) Kramer, Elizabeth, Peter Guarnaccia, Cynthia Resendez, and Francis G. Lu (2009) No Estoy Loco/I’m Not Crazy Understanding the Stigma of Mental Illness in Latinos: A Guide
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BIBLIOGRAPHY 6. Royal Norwegian Embassy (2012) Case studies of Witchcraft Based Violence:The Extent and Nature of Witchcraft-Based Violence against Children, Women and the Elderly in Malawi 7. Secker, Emilie (2012) Witchcraft stigmatization in Nigeria: Challenges and successes in the implementation of child rights International Social Work 56(1) 22–36 DOI: 10.1177/0020872812459065 8. Essia, Uwem. (2012: 2) The Social Economy of Child Witch Labeling in Nigeria: The Case of Akwa Ibom State Science Journal of Psychology . 9. Geschiere, Peter (2006) Witchcraft and the Limits of the Law Cameroon and South Africa. University of Chicago Press. Ch. 6
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