Witches are banned from flying above 150 meters in the landlocked African nation of Eswatini. Any witch caught flying their broomstick above the limit faces arrest and a hefty R500,000 fine according to the country’s civil aviation authority. There’s no penalty for flying below 150 meters.

In Swaziland, witches on broomsticks must fly low

In Swaziland, the days when witches could enjoy the untethered freedom of flying high in the sky are, regrettably, over.

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

So far no penalty exists for witches who fly below the firmly-defined 150-meter limit, though reports suggest that radio-controlled aircraft and kites are subject to the airspace regulation.

Dlamini’s statement was prompted by the arrest of a private detective, Hunter Shongwe, who operated an unregistered toy helicopter with a drone-like video camera attached to gather surveillance information.

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11 thoughts on “Witches are banned from flying above 150 meters in the landlocked African nation of Eswatini. Any witch caught flying their broomstick above the limit faces arrest and a hefty R500,000 fine according to the country’s civil aviation authority. There’s no penalty for flying below 150 meters.”

  1. bhaggith

    Someone convert that to American dollars please. I need to know for a friend.

  2. ImAOneTrackLover

    So did they make this law as a joke, or do they actually believe there are witches flying around on brooms?

  3. cityboy2

    Eswatini is the country formerly known as Swaziland. They changed their English name recently in 2018 to how they would pronounce it in Swazi.

    It is a landlocked country that borders South Africa.

  4. Van_GOOOOOUGH

    Hm. Sounds perfectly logical.

  5. dogboystoy

    An African witch or a European witch?

  6. theMightyAnd1

    Good. I’ll tell my mother in law.

  7. ilithium

    I find the omission of flying wizards disturbing. We have to protest and rise against this obscene one-sided matriarchal view of the world and demand equal rights and fly zones for all sexes and orientations therein.

  8. andoCalrissiano

    good to know. I wonder if Santa is considered a witch.

  9. Fatdognonce

    It’s funny and quirky until you realise that children are literally set on fire in parts of sub Saharan African because of this belief in witchcraft.

  10. rnooses_or_rneese

    Shiiiiit how can a humble witch be expected to pay that kind of coin?? We don’t all have Etsys…

  11. Help2022

    It’s a trick, they just want them to fly lower so they can catch em.

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