Zambian varsity debunks ‘witchcraft’ course

On Wednesday, the University of Zambia disjointed itself from the news of a UNESCO-funded-course on ‘witchcraft’ allegedly started as a course at the university very soon.

In a press statement released to Lusaka Times published the original story, Damaseke Chibale, the University’s Public Relations Manager, said the University made it clear that ‘witchcraft’ is a crime in Zambia.

“Witchcraft is a crime in Zambia as prescribed in Chapter 90 of the Laws of Zambia (The Witchcraft Act.)

He said in line with the Witchcraft Act, the University of Zambia Senate would not approve such a purported degree programme.

He, however, added that there is a potential new programme in the works called Intangible Cultural Heritage, also funded by UNESCO but it is yet to be developed and approved by the University of Zambia Senate.

See the press statement below:

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