“Witchcraft for development”

“We sometimes hear that so and so was caught in somebody’s house bewitching that person. If at all we know that witchcraft exists, why don’t we use it to promote development? Why don’t we employ witchcraft against the notorious Boers who always raid our country?

“I think we Africans should be proud of witchcraft because it is part of our heritage. Let us build schools where witchcraft is taught from Primary to University. I really think it would be nice for Botswana to produce its PhDs in witchcraft. Or don’t you think so?”

Mongwato Edward Shakes Gaipone
Letter to the editor, in Mmegi wa Dikgang newspaper, Botswana, 10 September 1988