Satanists! The new boogeyman in a post-1994 South Africa. According to alleged ‘occult experts’ there are currently 80000 Satanists in South Africa; and these are not of the LaVeyan, Luciferanism or Theistic variety. No, the media and SAPS have been led to believe that there are tens of thousands of supposed ‘Satanists’ sacrificing women, children and babies every month while meditating to Judas Priest and blaspheming at every possible opportunity. What’s worse is this nonsensical belief is allowed to infect SAPS investigations and media reports. Deliverance ministry focuses on the idea that today’s social ills are a result of demonic possession. According to deliveranceministry.co.za, demons are the root cause of issues such as: obesity, homosexuality, depression, cancer, Bi-polar disorder, Autism, schizophrenia, financial woes, speech impediments, addictions and the list goes on. If the SAPS were using logic and proper investigative processes they would be looking at individuals who experienced ‘deliverance’, possibly from Ria Grunewald. They could narrow the suspect list down by honing in on deliverance victims with a history of mental illness symptoms. But alas, as long as the likes of Kobus Jonker hold the public sway with nonsensical tales of pentagrams and baby-fat candles, the media and SAPS will chase phantoms while the real culprit walk free.