Kudos to the media for denouncing the act of barbarism perpetrated on innocent Ghanaians who are tagged as witches and wizards and the wish to lynch them.
The Mirror of May 22-28 2015 is a must-read paper for those who are worried about witchcraft belief in our society. It devoted five of its 46 pages to issues of witchcraft and mental illness, including its editorial and an interesting article by Ms Ajoa Yeboah-Afari on same.
The Daily Guide gave a beautiful editorial on May 20, 2015 against this barbarism.
About six years ago, a 72-year-old woman was set ablaze at Tema when she was found sitting on somebody’s bed and could not give a proper account of how she got there. Taking her for a ‘witch’ who had crash-landed on the bed, the assailants poured kerosene on her and set her ablaze. A student nurse rescued and took her to the hospital but she died shortly thereafter.
It later turned out that the victim had dementia and had sneaked out of the wat