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Unpacking schizophrenia – a severe mental disorder, not witchcraft

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Schizophrenia can cause confusing behaviour, as symptoms like delusions and hallucinations make it hard for sufferers to get a grip on reality.
Schizophrenia can cause confusing behaviour, as symptoms like delusions and hallucinations make it hard for sufferers to get a grip on reality.
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Hallucinations, delusions, and disordered thinking – just some of the symptoms of schizophrenia.

It can be very frighting experience that’s often made worse by people’s lack of understanding.

Just last month in April, Drum reported on the tragic story of Jostina Sangweni who was set alight and later died in hospital. She had allegedly wandered into a neighbour’s yard in a confused state and a video captured her being attacked and accused of being a witch by a group of men.

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