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(126) Similarly, the Traditional Health Practitioners Association of Zambia (THPAZ
) has argued that the Witchcraft Act there should be amended to legalize "witch-hunting." (127) Perhaps these groups wish to legitimize witchcraft imputation because divination for the purpose of identifying witches is something that traditional healers do for a living.
(169) For many years, "[m]embers of Zinatha have cried foul that the law [has] impinged upon their right to expose evil-doers in their communities." (170) Zinatha and other groups like it argue that "[i]t is time the Witchcraft Suppression Act was revisited and those people who practise witchcraft and sorcery should be punished." (171) In Zambia, "[t]he Traditional Health Practitioners Association of Zambia (THPAZ
) urged Government to recognise the existence" of African witchcraft and to amend the Witchcraft Act to legalize "witch-hunting." (172)