It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself. ~ Thomas Jefferson


C himunthu Banda, Hetherwick Ntaba, Vuwa Kaunda - government's spokesmen muddying human rights with the gay issue

Sunday, February 13, 2011


Malawi's Nation on Sunday carried a front page challenge from ASH's publicity savvy Executive Secretary, George Thindwa. K 200,000 (about $1400 - a large amount where the average income is less than a dollar a day) is the reward for any 'sorcerer' who manages to 'bewitch' George in a predetermined way.
Self-styled 'Doctor' Musafoke (translation -' Don't be weak') in typical cheating fashion dodged the issue by saying only relatives could bewitch a person when some disagreement or jealousy existed within the family.
Secular Humanism is now very much in people's view and offers a different outlook for the millions enslaved by predatory religions. Read the full article here .
In a seperate report in the Sunday Times, under the heading Rights Group bails out suspected witch Thindwa is featured bailing out the 'witch' Anderson, featured in an earlier blog below. Thindwa also mentioned the release of the three old women 'witches' whos e fines had been paid by Secular Humanists from America. When asked how his family reacted to his secularist and humanist philosophies, Thindwa replied: " Actually the three old ladies of Dowa slept at my house on their way home. My family chatted with them and felt very sad that we Malawians are being unreasonable in troubling old people. They felt some pride in what I did to pay the fines and have them released."

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