Shamans or commonly called 'witches' are those who have advantages in terms of supernatural abilities. It is said that they can understand things that are not visible to the naked eye. In addition, they are also able to communicate with supernatural beings.
In some countries, the services of traditional healers are used to solve problems in people's lives. Not only negative, shamans are also sometimes asked to help get rid of diseases, magical disorders, lost goods, block rain and others.
But did you know that shamans don't only exist in certain countries? In almost all countries also have shamans. But unexpectedly, his presence is even considered a threat. Many cases of practicing witchcraft or shamans are hunted down and then killed in order to stop practicing witchcraft and spirits.
The following is a list of countries that have many shamans, as reported by the Listamaze page.
People who have black magic, both hereditary and the result of learning, are illegal in this country. Congolese citizens caught practicing witchcraft were exterminated. In this case, many innocent people, children and women were victims.
Cameroonian society was once shocked by the case of a 16-year-old woman who aborted her womb by drinking poisoned liquid. The poisoned liquid was allegedly given by a shaman. Since then, society seems to be intolerant of people who practice shamans because they are considered harmful.
3. South Africa
It seems that the practice of witchcraft and spirits is common on the African continent. In South Africa, people caught in the practice are punished by being burned alive.
From 2008 to 2013, there were 700 women who were murdered related to the practice of black magic. They use this knowledge to steal various items.
In 2009, at least 1000 people were kidnapped and locked in secret locations. There they are forced by shamans to drink a dangerous liquid that causes hallucinations. At least two people died as a result of this practice.
The practice of witchcraft has been around for a long time in Kenya. In 2008, 11 people were burned by mobs for practicing black magic. Five years later, a woman was paraded and stripped naked because of the same case. In 2013 also a man was burned and watched by the public for illegal practices.
The practice of black magic and spirits is also prohibited and violates state regulations in Zambia. However, there are still many cases of this practice occurring in this southern African country.