Witchcraft Suppression Act, 1957/1970-09-18
To provide for the suppression of the practice of witchcraft and similar practices.
(English text signed by the Governor-General.)
(Assented to 19th February, 1957.)
as amended by
Be it enacted by the Queen’s Most Excellent Majesty, the Senate and the House of Assembly of the Union of South Africa, as follows:—
1. Any person who—
shall be guilty of an offence and liable on conviction—
2. Where any person in respect of whom an offence referred to in paragraph (a) or (b) of section 1 was committed, is killed, it shall be presumed, until the contrary is proved, that such person was killed in consequence of the commission of such offence.
3. The laws mentioned in the Schedule to this Act are hereby repealed to the extent set out in the fourth column of that Schedule.
4. This Act shall be called the Witchcraft Suppression Act, 1957.
|Province or territory.||No. and year of law.||Title or subject of law.||Extent of repeal.|
|Cape of Good Hope.||Act No. 24 of 1886.||The Native Territories’ Penal Code.||Chapter XI.|
|〃||Act No. 2 of 1895.||The Witchcraft Suppression Act, 1895.||The whole.|
|Natal.||Law No. 19 of 1891.||Natal Code of Native Law.||Section one hundred and twenty-nine of the Schedule as substituted by Union Proclamation No. 168 of 1932.|
|Transvaal.||Ordinance No. 26 of 1904.||The Crimes Ordinance, 1904.||Sections twenty-nine to thirty-four inclusive.|
|Zululand.||Proclamation No. II of 1887.||Laws and Regulations for the Government of Zululand.||Regulations nine and ten.|