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Broomstick-flying witches facing arrest

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Witches flying broomsticks in Swaziland above 150 metres will be subject to arrest and a hefty fine of R500 000, civil aviation authorities said, according to a report.

Witches’ broomsticks are considered similar to any heavier-than-air transportation device that is airborne, reports The Star.

“A witch on a broomstick should not fly above the [150-metre] limit,” Civil Aviation Authority marketing and corporate affairs director Sabelo Dlamini told the newspaper.

No penalties exist for witches flying below 150 metres.

http://www.timeslive...wn-in-swaziland

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Ashotep

And that's been a problem.

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third_eye

I wonder if the witches were allowed to wear skirts while flying on brooms ...

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Grandpa Greenman

I'll keep that in mind next time I am flying my broom over Africa.

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freetoroam

I wonder if the witches were allowed to wear skirts while flying on brooms ...

Its Swaziland, not Saudi Arabia. lol

But really, these stories in the year 2013?? shakinghead.gif

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third_eye

Its Swaziland, not Saudi Arabia. lol

But really, these stories in the year 2013?? shakinghead.gif

In Swaziland its still 68BC apparently ///

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freetoroam

In Swaziland its still 68BC apparently ///

Theres no 'apparently' about it. :D

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FLOMBIE

A witch on a broom, isn't that part of European culture? Do they mix their superstition with pop culture?

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Keel M.

I'll keep that in mind next time I am flying my broom over Africa.

Me too.

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Gunn

I'll keep that in mind next time I am flying my broom over Africa.

I heard about a witch, from the other day, got fined because one of the running lights on his broom was out. That wasn't you, Darkwind, was it?

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Eldorado

In Swaziland its still 68BC apparently ///

Indeed. You'd think they would have flying vacuum cleaners by now, fgs.

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freetoroam

Indeed. You'd think they would have flying vacuum cleaners by now, fgs.

Good idea, will start a new religion, :tu: but not sure if we need to be worshipping the god of the vacuum cleaner or push for a 150metre limit on it?

please advise before I finish writing the book/ bibbly.

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Eldorado

Good idea, will start a new religion, :tu: but not sure if we need to be worshipping the god of the vacuum cleaner or push for a 150metre limit on it?

please advise before I finish writing the book/ bibbly.

I just realised you'd need a helluva long flex to fly about on a hoover so please ignore my last post. :(

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third_eye

Electr0lux .. the god of great suction ... forever below 150m ... hallow be thy vacuum

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freetoroam

I feel a prayer coming on!

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third_eye

I feel a prayer coming on!

Let me get my robe and grass skirt

~edit : just for the fun of it

Edited by third_eye
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Himawari69

Wow...meanwhile in Swaziland.. That's hilarious lol

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Simbi Laveau

Someone watched that Hansel and Gretel movie,one too many times me thinks

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shrooma

Witches flying broomsticks in Swaziland above 150 metres will be subject to arrest and a hefty fine of R500 000, civil aviation authorities said, according to a report.

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surely there are easier ways of kick-starting their economy??

(prays david cameron doesn't read the swaziland 'star'....)

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Setton

Slightly less entertaining now I realise it says Swaziland not Switzerland as I first thought :blush:

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Hobbit Feet

Witches don't ride their brooms. They're used to symbolically sweep the magical circle.

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freetoroam

Witches don't ride their brooms.

Apparently in Swaziland they do.

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ineffectiveArtist

Be it possible to fly a broom? I not ever been able to accomplise that...

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shrooma

Witches don't ride their brooms. They're used to symbolically sweep the magical circle.

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they might be in todays made-up version of witchcraft, but the myth of the witches broomstick stems from the practice of taking hemlock, which gives you the sensation of flying.

the broomstick part? well, lets just say that hemlock is poisonous if ingested, but not if made into a poultice and applied... um.... 'internally', so the broomhandle was supposedly smeared in the poultice, and as this is an open-age forum, i'll leave you to draw your own conclusions.....

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third_eye

Be it possible to fly a broom? I not ever been able to accomplise that...

Maybe a trip to Swaziland is in order :D

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