Thursday, 16 May 2013

Witches to Pay Hefty Fines if they Break Flying Rules!

I got an email containing this link from one of my most patriotic Fresh Angle readers...think I need to invent an acronym for all my avid readers that make my effort worth it!

Well, it was so hilarious, it had me laughing my head off. I couldn't trace the story to an official source, so it's difficult to verify. But, here is a raw version fromThe UK's Sun newspaper.

Have a fun-filled weekend!

HIGH-FLYING witches face arrest and a heavy fine if they break new laws, authorities in Swaziland have said.

Airspace rules in the southern African country have been tightened - and witches who fly above 150 metres face a R500,000 (£35,487) penalty.

Sabelo Dlamini, an official at the Swazi civil aviation authority said: “A witch on a broomstick should not fly above the [150 metre] limit."
No charges are planned for airborne witches who keep below the 150-metre 'ceiling'.
Witches’ broomsticks are deemed similar to any heavier-than-air mode of transport that takes flight.

Swazi brooms are short bundles of sticks tied together but without handles.
The new flying laws in the landlocked country follow the arrest of a private investigator who was caught using a toy drone.
He told authorities he was gathering surveillance information after police spotted him flying a mini helicopter with a video camera strapped to it.

Witchcraft is taken seriously in Swaziland where many people believe in the power of black magic


  1. Honestly,this proves beyond all doubt that the authorities in Swaziland are barking mad,otherwise how does one begin to justify this insanity! 150M flying ceiling for witches? Witches? What year is this? Are we still in 2013 or what? Obviously Swaziland is still smack right in the dark ages...You could'nt make this up if you tried!

  2. Will, I'm still reeling with laughter. But you never can tell, they must have seen something that was lost on the rest of us...I think Fresh Angle needs to sponsor tourist visits to Swaziland, so readers can behold firsthand the spectacle of witches floating through the sky in broad daylight! Thanks for the story & thanks for your comment.

  3. Imagine the boom in tourism in Swaziland. Surely the govt over there has missed a massive trick.Oh look,it's that old haggard witch from last week, she sure is a deft hand at broomflying!The question I ask myself is,if flying witches are so common,why have we not seen media headlines like "Two witches collide at 50mph"?

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  5. Hi dear, u could remove the word verification from ur settings before posting. Found it difficult to see the whole words from my phone and had to view the web version. it surely would help. follwed u from naira land and it seems we r both using same theme. Nice one here.