Have you ever heard of the Salem Witch trials? Did you know that they are still going on today? Well, that is true Witch trials and prejudice against different people is still happening today! One example happened to a 42 year old women in Tshilamba, South Africa. Her name was Violet Dangale. In September of 1996, the neighbors and relatives of Violet drove her from her home. They accused her of being a witch and they said she was becoming wealthy from working with Zombies. Now she has no money and is hiding out in a tent, staying away from her family. Another instance involved two people. Francia Sebatsana, age 75, and Desia Mamafa, age 55. They had to suffer a fate that was much worse. Both of these women were burned to death on a pile of wood in the Wydhoek village, because they were accused of being witches. Also after those two women, Francia Sebatsana and Desia Mamafa, eleven men were accused as witched and were tried on murder charges in November 1998. Over 2,000 cases of witchcraft and other related violence were reported. Also there were 577 killings in the northern corner of South Africa. Also in October of 1998 four men were arrested in Guateng after the house of another so-called witch was set on fire. One of the most recent and gruesome cases was when Ernest Mabua killed his eleven-month-old baby. He killed the baby to use the baby's body parts as ingredients for his bewitching potions. He also forced his wife, Helen, to drink the baby's blood during this horrible ceremony. Now you know that the Witch trials haven't stopped, and they are still going on today. Next time you see a person that is different, don't treat the differently or be prejudice against them. That is how the people were accused of being witches. Nothing was wrong with them, they were just different.