Magic & Witchcraft on the Streets of Cape Town

01/10/2013 20:06

Prophetic discussion On Magic


Magic And Witchcraft on the streets of Cape Town

By Taswell Alexander


Two definitions of the word magic found in the Strong’s Hebrew Dictionary:






From H3857; a blaze; also (from the idea of enwrapping) magic (as covert): - flaming, enchantment.






A primitive root; to cover; used only as denominative from H6051, to cloud over; figuratively to act covertly, that is, practice magic: -  X bring, enchanter, Meonemin, observe (-r of) times, soothsayer, sorcerer.


Divination: (Fausset dictionary)

Eze_13:7. Used in Scripture of false systems of ascertaining the divine will, such as are allied to idolatry: as necromancy, which evoked the dead (1Sa_28:8); prognostication by arrows (Eze_21:21). The arrows marked with names of places to be attacked were shaken (for "He made His arrows bright," translated, "He shook") together in a quiver; whichever came out first intimated the place selected; or else threw them in the air to see in alighting which way they inclined, toward Jerusalem or Ammon. Inspecting entrails. The healthy or unhealthy state of the sacrificial entrails intimated success or failure. In the Nineveh sculptures the king is represented with a cup in his right hand, his left hand resting on a bow, also two arrows in the right hand, possibly for divination. The "magicians" of Egypt in Gen_41:8, (chartumim, from cheret "a style" or pen,) were sacred "scribes" of the hieroglyphics, devoted to astrology, magic, etc.; else from Egyptian chertom, "wonder workers," or cher-tum, "bearers of sacred spells."


Gangsters used to scratch/roughly engrave the initials of the enemies on their bullets with a sharp pointed object.  These initials represent the names of those rivals that they plan to shoot dead.  Biblical accounts inform us that this is actually an ancient practice of divination as mentioned in the article above.  These gangsters may even suspect that their rivals operate with witchcraft and maybe they have been trying to kill someone for some time, but they were unable to.  They then decide to use magic against magic.  In many instances the Hand of GOD may protect someone and magic may not even be involved. 

There is so much magic and witchcraft in Cape Town, which opens up spiritual portals for specific demons to be activated.  When a man fires an “initialed” bullet at his human target his soul connects to the spirit of magic in the atmosphere; his mind has been made up, his focus is on one person and he almost wills the bullet to find its target.  Remember, at that moment when he engraved that bullet a demonic spirit was released to assist him, because he had just divined death for another!



Many years ago when I was still involved in the underworld, I was sitting in the home of two of my best friends; they were brothers, and while I was waiting for the two of them I was chatting with their mother.  Their mother and I were alone in the lounge and the conversation was flowing nicely and suddenly she changed the nature of the conversation and she asked me…  “Taswell, the three of you are always together and you always go out together, but you are always the one that ends up in trouble or are caught.  Have you ever asked yourself…  WHY?” I was really caught off-guard by the question and I answered her, “No I don’t know why.”

My friends’ mother then informed me that both of them are 'protected’ because both of them personally carried on them ’Azaamats’.  Then she suggested that maybe it would be a good idea if I should also wear such protection.  I must say that woman completely surprised me with the revelation that two of my closest friends carried ’Azaamats’ for protection.  However, I immediately said no…  I would never carry that, because my mother would “kill” me if she should find out!  An ’Azaamat’ is a Muslim talisman (we call it 'ajoematjie’) which is a very small piece of paper with Arabic words/Koran scripture verses written on it.  The paper will then be folded very small and sealed with cello tape; this talisman is usually stitched on the inside of the shirt collar or the seams of the trousers or any other garment.  It will always be hidden from sight.  This talisman is used as magic to protect the person from trouble and it is even used in the Courts of Law when the person may be charged with criminal offenses.

I would love to relate another story:

In 1986 I was incarcerated in Pollsmoor Prison along with five other young men.  The Court would not grant us bail because of the nature of our crime, however, on this one particular Court appearance our attorneys promised us that there was a great chance that on this particular day we might be granted bail.  While we were in the cells of the Bishop Lavis Court all six of us were upbeat and joyful as we anticipated release on that day.  When our case was heard before the Judge we were questioned by both the Prosecution and the Defense until just before lunchtime and court proceedings stopped and our case was supposed to continue after the Lunch hour.  Now just before we returned back to the cells our family and friends that were present in the gallery gave us bags with clothing, food and even drugs and Marijuana.  We enjoyed our lunch and when our bail hearing continued after lunch there was still a spring in our steps as we entered the courtroom.  This second half of the court proceedings was in total contrast to the first half; the atmosphere in the courtroom was now a little bit more hostile.  Amazingly five of us were denied bail and only one was granted bail…  A free bail!

Back in the cells we were filled with disbelief and disappointment and we desperately tried to analyze what had just transpired.  We realized that when we received our parcels one of the accused’s mother handed him a Tracksuit and instructed him to put it on when we appear after lunch again.  All of us usually received clean clothes when we come to court so there was nothing unusual about his mother giving him clothes, but what was unusual was the instruction to wear this tracksuit when standing before the Judge!  His mother had obviously taken this particular tracksuit to the witchdoctor for some witchcraft to be done on it and therefore the power of the magic changed things in the spirit realm and only he was granted bail.  You can imagine that the five of us were not “happy chappies” as we sullenly returned back to Pollsmoor!  I believe court proceedings on that day was favorable and we would have been released on legal grounds, but the witchcraft messed up everything in the spirit realm!

There are just so many stories that I know of gangsters carrying witchcraft and magic tokens for protection from other gangsters, from the police, protection when they go out to steal and rob; they put magic on their guns and in their wallets so that there will always be money in their wallets.  They have magic in their vehicles so that when they transport the drugs or illegal firearms the police won’t be able to see them even if they drive past them and even if the police pulls them over they may not even find anything.

The activation of magic and witchcraft on the streets does not only manifest through gangsters, but through people from all walks of life.  Just as gangsters carried witchcraft and magic for protection against the police and the Justice System, so also there used to be detectives of the feared Murder & Robbery Unit that also carried witchcraft and magic.  They sought the assistance of witchcraft to catch high profile criminals so that they could get quick promotion in the Force.

I know that there is Business people like shop owners, for instance, who would visit Witchdoctors so that their business premises would not be robbed or burgled and that their businesses would be successful.


Some time ago I counseled a married woman with marital problems, whose husband had an adulterous affair with another woman.  The woman in counseling shared with me a that another woman told her once that if she wanted to get her husband back then she should perform a certain ritual…

She should take the dry skin under the heel of her foot, the sweat under her armpits and her saliva; then she should mix it all in his food!  This woman said to me that she actually refused to do it.  It was the first time that I learned of such a potion; I am aware of women mixing their menstrual blood in coffee or tea before they present it to a man.  This is in order to cast a spell on the man that she wants.  What I learned from this recent counseling session is that even the “love potions” is becoming more complicated and more powerful.  These spells will bewitch a man in such a way that the woman could call out the name of the man at 2:18 AM in the morning and that man would wake up if he was sleeping, or if he was busy with something he would leave whatever he was doing and that man would go to her…  Wherever she may be!  The woman that is casting the spell has the ability to summon a man in the spirit realm even if that man is sleeping next to his wife.

Many years ago I knew a prostitute who had a relationship with a Portuguese sailor who had rented a Flat in Sea Point for the two of them.  Some of these Sailors would form long-term relationships with some of these prostitutes and even provide accommodation for the women.  However, these Sailors also knew that as soon as their Vessel had sailed beyond Cape Town’s harbor then these women would continue to have sexual relationships with other Sailors.  My former prostitute friend personally told me that her Portuguese client/boyfriend had smeared some muti/witchcraft ointment on his male organ at one time just before they were going to have intercourse.  His motives were to bind her to “faithfulness” so that she would not sleep with any other men!

Another way how witchcraft is being used as a weapon is through the smoking of Mandrax and Dagga (marijuana).  If a person wants to harm another person then the person would take human or animal hair and/or human fingernails in order to cast a spell.  The hair and the fingernails will be cut/ground very fine and mixed with the Dagga and given to the intended victim.  When this spell is cast successfully it usually results in the victim becoming mentally retarded.  This potion is extremely powerful and I am aware of quite a few cases on the Cape Flats.  The person that performs this act usually has a deep seeded jealousy and/or envy towards the other person, their spouses, their homes, their job/business, their wealth or the things they have, etc.  Unfortunately the weakness and the greed of the person consuming alcohol and drugs, makes them very susceptible to fall into these kinds of snares! 

“The people, tribes, and nations that came to make their home at the Southernmost tip of Africa were the Khoi. We call these people grouping the First People Nations. The First People Nations established the foundation for the spiritual realm in that area where they came to stay. The Khoi developed a unique religious belief by combining the worshipping of nature, shamanism, and some occult practices.”

Above paragraph taken from the article titled, “First Peoples” on the website of Kanaan Ministries.

Much of the practices of magic and witchcraft in Cape Town have roots going back hundreds of years to our Khoi ancestors.

The Khoi people had a lot of faith in love magic like the potion “duba” mixed with tobacco, as well as other witching customs, including the smoking of mixtures of buchu and legs of grasshoppers, the custom of eating the intestines of an animal or carrying it on the body. During the Initiation rituals there is the custom of injecting the initiate with a mixture of sweat and filth from the body of the witchdoctor.  (information found in Khoi Prayers Booklet by Kanaan Ministries)

Some of these ancient rituals and customs are still being practiced today, only today it appears in different and more modernized forms.  I always wondered why it is so easy for our Colored people to go to witches and sangomas.  I never understood that the spiritual foundations that the First Nations established in Cape Town was like a large farm being sowed with evil seed and being ploughed, later to be reaped by an evil generation who has already been prepared to become predisposed to the worship of idolatry.

The LORD gave us the warning that we should not become involved in any occultic practices….

(Deu 18:10)  There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch,

(Deu 18:11)  Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.

(Deu 18:12)  For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee.


Satan knows that “these things are an abomination unto the LORD”.  That is why he is trying his utmost to seduce us into these abominations so that we miss the Glory of GOD and instead populate the Kingdom Of Darkness.  Satan’s end time purpose is to get as many as possible of us on the outside of the City of the New Jerusalem.


(Rev 22:15)  For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.


Satan knows that these cannot enter through the Gates of the City.

The activation of magic and witchcraft and sorcery are about to increase tremendously, because Satan needs a greater harvest of people that will become so familiar and so comfortable with magic.  When the Dragon and the two Beasts  sends forth frogs with deceptions and delusions to the world, the world would already be conditioned to accept satanic miracles.


 (Rev 16:13)  And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.

(Rev 16:14)  For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.


Satan releases these demonic spirits with legal authority because these kings, Presidents, Prime Ministers, Ministers, Governors, Mayors, politicians, religious leaders and these nations are being prepared and generational iniquity is one avenue that the enemy uses.  Just like our nation, the Khoi Nation, which is the Foundation Nation of South Africa, we are also filled with generational magic, witchcraft and shamanism in our bloodlines.  It is our ancestral iniquities in the bloodlines that give Satan legal ground to oppress us with the practices of magic and witchcraft.


For thousands of years people had been studying, learning and participating in the witchcraft and magic methods of the ancient cultures.  From that time up until today people have learned how to utilize the elements of nature like fire, earth, wind and water to do magic; they have learned how to do root-cutting and to mix different plant species for magic potions. They have learned how to use the body parts and intestines of animals for divination and magic.  People have also learned how to use some of their body parts like hair, fingernails or dry skin to make magic potions.  They also use their body fluids like sweat, urine, semen, saliva and blood.  This is how far we have come in our darkness! 


Psalm 139:13-16 says…

13  For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother's womb.

14  I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.

15  My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.

16  Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.


The very body that Yahweh made so fearfully and wonderfully, marvelously made in secret.  From a state of imperfection to perfection with members being fashioned from nothing!  The same body that Yahweh ordained for holiness as the apostle Paul reminds us….


(1Co 6:19)  What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?


Sadly human beings have developed an unholy skill to use substances from the body to establish evil altars.  I want to relate a story about a witch that used blood magic against a friend of mine.

My friend received a request from a friend of his, a Warden at Pollsmoor Prison, to go and see a female prisoner who was in the female section of the Prison at that time.  My friend is a counselor in the ministry of Healing & Deliverance and this woman was believed to be a witch that was sentenced for Murder and Arson.  My friend and the warden visited this woman.  My friend gave Holy Communion to this woman….  he knew that if she was a witch then she would refuse to take Holy Communion otherwise something evil might just manifest.  Well, this woman did share the Holy Sacrament with him, but nothing manifested! After the visit just before they were going to leave, she asked my friend if he could give her a little Coca-Cola, because he had a small bottle of Coca-Cola with him.  The bottle of ‘Coke’ was already half and so he gave it to her and they left.  When they left they went to the Juvenile section and while they were still on the way something happened to my friend….

He felt a dizziness come over him and it felt like the ground was opening up in front of him; fortunately the warden assisted him into an office.


What he found out later was that the witch specifically asked for a little Coca-Cola, because she needed something of him to establish an altar of death against him.  She cut her wrist and then she took the blood of her wound and she mixed it with his saliva that she wiped off from the Coca-Cola bottle to create an altar.  This witch used high level blood magic to cast the spell of death over him!!!  He did not drive home immediately, but he went to the juvenile section per request from the warden and something worse could have happened if that spell was projected while he was driving alone.  He also learned from another source that the reason why nothing happened when she took the Holy Communion is because this particular witch was ranked very high in the occult and she knew how to cover herself!


There are just so many lessons to learn from these stories and every day the Holy Spirit gives us new revelation and a deeper knowledge to deal with deeper things in the natural realm as well as in the supernatural realm.  The mysteries of this world and knowledge of the region of the darkness has become an obsession to many people, and they don’t know that they are eating of the forbidden fruit!  Satan knows in the way that he seduced Eve in the garden that even today the human mind is still very curious and hungry for knowledge of the unknown.


In Genesis Chapter 6 the Bible teaches us of a very unusual occurance that happened on the face of the earth.  It is about Fallen Angels that fornicate with earthly women and these women even gave birth to offspring of these heavenly beings…


(Gen 6:1)  And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them,

(Gen 6:2)  That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.

(Gen 6:3)  And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.

(Gen 6:4)  There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.


The extra-Biblical book of Enoch gives us a little bit more insight into the union between angels and women and that much more was transferred and imparted to the women during those days.

Enoch: Genesis 4,5; Luke 3: 37; Hebrews 11:5; Jude 14


Look at what the book of Enoch 1 says….



“because they had sworn7 and bound themselves by mutual imprecations upon it. And these are the names of their leaders: Samlazaz, their leader, Araklba, Rameel, Kokablel, Tamlel, Ramlel, Danel, Ezeqeel, Baraqijal,8 Asael, Armaros, Batarel, Ananel, Zaq1el, Samsapeel, Satarel, Turel, Jomjael, Sariel. These are their chiefs of tens.

Chapter 7

1 And all the others together with them took unto themselves wives, and each chose for himself one, and they began to go in unto them and to themselves with them, and they taught them charms2and enchantments, and the cutting of roots, and made them acquainted with plants. And they3 became pregnant, and they bare great giants, whose height was three thousand ells: Who consumed4 all the acquisitions of men. And when men could no longer sustain them, the giants turned against5 them and devoured mankind. And they began to sin against birds, and beasts, and reptiles, and6 fish, and to devour one another's flesh, and drink the blood. Then the earth laid accusation against the lawless ones.

Chapter 8

1 And Azazel taught men to make swords, and knives, and shields, and breastplates, and made known to them the metals of the earth and the art of working them, and bracelets, and ornaments, and the use of antimony, and the beautifying of the eyelids, and all kinds of costly stones, and all 2 colouring tinctures. And there arose much godlessness, and they committed fornication, and they3 were led astray, and became corrupt in all their ways. Semjaza taught enchantments, and root-cuttings, 'Armaros the resolving of enchantments, Baraqijal (taught) astrology, Kokabel the constellations, Ezeqeel the knowledge of the clouds, Araqiel the signs of the earth, Shamsiel the signs of the sun, and Sariel the course of the moon. And as men perished, they cried, and their cry went up to heaven . . .

Enoch informs us that it was the Fallen Angels that initially brought the knowledge of magic, witchcraft, enchantments, astrology and divination etc.  when they came down to earth.  They tried to defile the bloodline of the “Seed” of the Woman with these things and also by corrupting the earth with unholy “mixed seed” as a result of this sexual union between Angelic beings and human beings.  These sins opened up portals in the spiritual realm and even today these portals are being maintained by the continued activities of magic and witchcraft.  The Dragon and his angels were violently expelled from heaven and the Dragon has now come down to earth to make war against the saints (Revelation 12:17)

The Dragon wants the world to worship him (Revelation 13: 4) and therefore satanic practices are being released across the earth so that more people would give worship to the Dragon.  My conclusion is that the magic and witchcraft on the streets of South Africa today plays a much bigger role in the Devil’s end time purposes than what I initially discerned.  Take note that this year, 2012, is actually the Year of the Dragon on the Chinese calendar so please be extra vigilant against new forms of spiritual attacks that might be released against the Church!



Prayers of Renunciation

  1. Father, in the name of Jesus we repent that our forefathers was also involved in the practices of magic, sex magic, blood magic, witchcraft, enchantments, astrology, divination and root-cuttings.  We renounce the influences of these practices in our bloodlines and we ask for Your forgiveness please.
  2. Father, we are redeemed by the blood of Jesus from every curse and we pray that none of these generational curses will come to rest on our Nation.  We stand on the Word that says….(Pro 26:2)As the bird by wandering, as the swallow by flying, so the curse causeless shall not come.
  3. Father, in the name of Jesus, we renounce every curse over our lives, our marriages, our children and family, our ministries, our finances and our gifts.
  4. Father, in the name of Jesus, we repent that as Christians we have also been guilty of charismatic witchcraft or soulical magic sometimes knowingly and sometimes unknowingly.  Please deliver us from these manipulative spirits O Lord.
  5. Father, in the name of Jesus, would You burn with Your Holy Spirit Fire all those talents, skills and knowledge of magic and witchcraft that still cleaves to us.
  6. Father, in the name of Jesus, we repent that we searched for wisdom and power in the Occult and we rejected the wisdom and the power of the Holy Spirit.
  7. Father, in the name of Jesus, we renounce every covenant with magic that our forefathers may entered into in the past.
  8. Father in the name of Jesus, we pray that You will release mighty angels to destroy and silence the voices of every covenant, contract, agreement, vow and promise of magic and witchcraft that we or our ancestors established in the past.
  9. Father, in the name of Jesus, reveal unto us unsearchable things and heavenly wisdom so that we can deal appropriately and powerfully with these strongholds.
  10. Father, in the name of Jesus, we need the Living Water of Your Word to wash the streets of Cape Town clean from all forms of magic, sex magic, blood magic, witchcraft, enchantments, astrology, divination and root-cuttings.