Swaziland Bans Witches From Flying Above 150 Meters

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Can the law effectively contain the supernatural? From truTV:

Authorities in Swaziland, who are very serious about their witches, have enacted revolutionary new legislation intended to regulate all witch air traffic over their country.

Specifically, Swaziland may be the only country to have ever attempted to regulate witch air traffic. The new legislation stipulates that witches on broomsticks flying over Swaziland may not fly higher than 150 meters.

The Civil Aviation Authority’s Marketing and Corporate Affairs Director, Sabelo Dlamini, confirmed the new flight limitations for South Africa’s Times Live: “A witch on a broomstick should not fly above the [150-metre] limit.” Any witches caught violating the altitude limit will be subjected to a fine of R500,000, about $53,000.

Swaziland’s local folklore concerning witches holds that they use their brooms to spread their evil potions.

14 Comments on "Swaziland Bans Witches From Flying Above 150 Meters"

  1. Anarchy Pony | May 30, 2013 at 12:33 pm |

    About time, these witches have been flying roughshod for far too long!

  2. Very nice find.

    So, offending witches would have fighter jets scrambled on them, or simply put up a heat seeker… or are witches cold? I forget.

    • Matt Staggs | May 30, 2013 at 3:06 pm |

      “As cold as a witch’s tit” is a not unfamiliar colloquialism. I’m assuming that this would support the theory that witches are cold. We may have to bring in a duck at some point, though.

  3. CosmicAmazing | May 30, 2013 at 1:27 pm |

    There’s a country called Swaziland? AND witches live there? I guess you do learn something new every day.

    They even have an Embassy in D.C.

  4. “The statute also forbids toy helicopters and children’s kites from ascending too high into the country’s airspace.”

    But witches get extra penalty? Because…. they should know better?

  5. InfvoCuernos | May 30, 2013 at 3:53 pm |

    This is obviously because of the ecological impact that high-flying witches cause to the migration patterns of the African Sparrow.

  6. radioreview.us | May 30, 2013 at 5:52 pm |

    Fortunately, Swaziland’s anti-witchcraft guns can only go up to 100 feet, so this law can be safely ignored. Just don’t try to land there.

  7. Harry McNicholas | May 30, 2013 at 6:50 pm |

    In the U.S., we are planning a flight to Mars and in Africa they are concerned about flying witches. Hm, I think we had better plan on Africa being in the 1st century for at least the next 500 years or so.

    • Quentin du Plessis | Jun 4, 2013 at 1:05 pm |

      This isn’t Africa dude, this is Swaziland, or about 0,06% of total African landmass. You just generalized one of the most diverse continents on Earth. Uncool. It would be like me saying that all Americans are ignorant, based purely on your statement.

    • hoppyhayes | Jun 4, 2013 at 1:06 pm |

      Flying witches are part of the their early warning defense system. It must be working they ain’t been attacked yet.

  8. BuzzCoastin | May 30, 2013 at 7:33 pm |

    by witches
    do they mean drones?
    drones are pretty witchey

    The Gods Must Be Crazy

  9. ⚔Christophuh⚔ | May 31, 2013 at 11:14 am |

    What if they need to catch a red eye from LA to NY?

  10. Will they have to instate police witches/wardens to give these witches a ticket if they exceed 150 metres?

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