Created on March 5, 2022
John Howard Lawson
Of all the examples on this list, Tanzania is by far the worst. In the 21st century alone, an estimated 20,000 people have been arrested and slaughtered for practicing witchcraft, but these witch hunts are not limited to the practice of black magic. In addition to denouncing people as witches, Tanzania also targets and massacres homosexuals or people accused of being homosexual. Between January and June 2017, the Center for Legal and Human Rights reported 479 so-called "mob justice" deaths across the country. These deaths primarily involved elderly women accused of witchcraft as well as government-sanctioned killings of homosexuals. Whatever the reason, Tanzania is the deadliest place for anyone accused of witchcraft in the 21st century. To learn more about witch hunters, read the top 10 unreasonable facts about witch hunters in history.