Zambia denies plans for witchcraft research

The Zambian government on Tuesday denied media reports that it intends to consider research on witchcraft as a science.
Witchcraft or witchery broadly means the practice of and belief in magical skills and abilities exercised by solitary practitioners and groups.
Witchcraft often occupies a religious divinatory or medicinal role, and is often present within societies and groups whose cultural framework includes a magical world view
Chief Government Spokesperson, Kampamba Mulenga, said such reports were blatant falsehoods.
Mulenga said: “We are aware that there is a group of people that is spreading malicious statements through various media platforms, bent on destroying government’s image.’’
According to her, the government could not start advocating for witchcraft practices as the country was a declared Christian nation.
She added: “Christianity and witchcraft are poles apart and cannot co-exist.’’