Wow, that is very sad and disturbing. I can't believe they would treat an elderly lady that way. Very sick and twisted.
Unfortunately there is a history of witch beating and expulsion from communities in Ghana. Special camps have been set-up to take these displaced men and women. I attended a talk at Treadwells that covered this topic: http://simontomasi.blogspot.com/2010/12/treadwells-talk-witchcraft-accusation.htmlAnanael Qaa recently blogged that the camps are soon to be disbanded: http://ananael.blogspot.com/2011/09/ghanas-witch-camps-disbanding.html
Simon - Yes, indeed, Ghana certainly has a history of persecution of people accused of being witches. Thanks for sharing the links - it is a subject that really ought to be talked about more so that something can be done to help these poor victims.
I'd recommend getting in touch with the two lovely ladies that made the documentary (email at the end of my blog entry). The more visibility their project gets the more it will highlight the plight of these unfortunate people accused and banished from their communities.
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