The education minister in South Africa has proposed running a BSc course in Witchcraft in the universities across the country.
While Nigerians spend time and energy condemning witchcraft and its agents, binding and casting them and attributing any misfortune on the activities of witches and wizards, the South African Minister of Higher Education and Training, Blade Nzimande, has announced plans to have witchcraft included in the curriculum from 2018, aimed at awarding a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in Witchcraft.
Nzimande made this known while speaking to representatives from student unions around the country, announcing the move and urging future university applicants to consider taking Witchcraft as a course of study.
“There is a lot we can learn from witchcraft, like how they fly in that winnowing basket. Imagine if we learn that skill; it will eradicate traffic jams and everyone will just get in their basket and fly. It also means we will not be importing fuel anymore.”
The Minister further invited renowned witches to make an appointment with his office so they can have their skills tested and those outstanding would then be hired as lecturers.
He also invited witches from across the continent to take advantage of the new course, promising them permanent residents’ permits.
“I spoke to the Minister of Home Affairs, Malusi Gigaba, and he agreed to issue witches from outside South Africa with permanent residence permits.
I heard Malawi and Zimbabwe have an impressive collection of witches. We are hoping they will heed the call.”……he said.
here’s what their Nigerian Counterpart said:
‘Stop persecuting us’ – Witches and wizards cry out
The President of the Witches and Wizards Association of Nigeria believes they are being persecuted by Nigerians who only recognize them in secret
After going from a very strong voice in the past to being abandoned by the President Muhammadu Buhari regime, the Witches and Wizards Association of Nigeria (WITZAN), has cried out that they are being persecuted because they had thrown their weight behind former President Goodluck Jonathan in the run in to the 2015 general elections.
Making this clarion call is the President of the nocturnal body, Dr Okhue Iboi, who reasons that Nigerians are hypocrite who only reckon with them in secret while publicly denouncing them.
The Edo State born Dr Iboi, was speaking about the forthcoming gubernatorial elections in the state shortly after a meeting of WITZAN in Irrua area of the state, stating that they have a right to practice whatever they want since Nigeria is a secular country with the freedom to belong to any association.
“It is unfortunate that many Nigerians are hypocrites. When they hear witches or read about witches, what comes to their mind is evil or darkness. For our own witches group, we are children of light. We are for good.
Have people forgotten that even in the Bible, there is a story of King Saul who consulted a witch when he was about to go into a battle to enable him know how the battle will go?
Again people tend to forget that Nigeria is a secular state; Nigeria doesn’t belong to only Christians and Muslims, the nation is for all faiths. They should stop persecuting witches or look at us with disdain.
As stake holders, they should allow us to make our own contributions to the growth and development of the country.”