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Objectives of the Investigation and Prevention of Occult-Related Crime by the General Detectives

The General Detectives aims to-

  • investigate occult-related crime effectively
  • promote the prevention of occult-related crime,
  • gather, manage, use And disseminate information on occult-related crime in order to meet the legal obligations of the occult-related Crime Unit, in conjunction with the South African Police Service Crime Intelligence Component, and
  • render services of a high standard to victims of occult-related crime.



Occult-related crime means any human conduct that constitutes any legally recognized crime, the modus operandi of which relates to or emanates primarily from any belief or seeming belief in the occult, witchcraft, satanism, mysticism, magic, esotericism and the like. Included in the scope of occult-related crime are ritual muti/medicine murders, witch purging, witchcraft-related violence and sect-related practices that pose a threat to the safety and security of the Republic of South Africa and/or its inhabitants.


Members who have undergone specialized training or who have specialized experience are assigned to the investigation and prevention of occult-related crime.

The strategy that is followed regarding the investigation and prevention of occult-related crime is to utilize the expertise of independent specialists/professionals or specialists in the South African Police Service. The strategy is mainly aimed at reducing, by any legitimate method, the incidence occult-related crime and empowering the victims of such crime. The effective combating and prevention of occult-related crime depend on a multi-disciplinary approach and the harnessing of the required expertise.


Note: This is merely a guideline and must be with other factors including behavioral and emotional changes over time.

  • Phone calls from persons requesting to speak with someone other than your child�s name. Callers may be enquiring for your child and using his/her satanic/demonic name.
  • Child troubled and obsessed with death. He/she writes essays and talks about death and/or the occult. What is in the heart and mind manifests in many ways.
  • Changes to the appearance of the child�s bedroom. Some bedrooms have pentagrams or other symbols that are taped, burned or painted on the floor under the carpet or bed or on the back of paintings or pictures and the walls are painted a dark colour. Candles and occult objects will be hidden away.
  • Child�s school locker and or school case contains satanic and ritualistic items.
  • Child experiences sudden gender confusion
  • Child displays cruelty towards animals
  • Child views a disproportionate number of videotapes/DVDs of horror movies/ heavy metal music
  • Child is engaged in illegal drug use and/or sexual activity
  • Child plays love fantasy games. (Fantasy games have no rules or guidelines. They inspire creativity lacking boundaries. The player is allowed to lose the boundary between reality and fantasy).
  • Child has an interest in computer. (History settings on the Internet browser will probably be cancelled to wipe evidence of visited sites. There will also be passwords on the computer and download folders)
  • Child greets with a left-hand horn signal. Wears only silver jewellery , not gold jewellery as gold is considered a Christian metal.
  • Child is fearful of things that bring happiness to other people like watching a beautiful sunset. He/she is openly hateful of Christians who are happy.
  • Books, videos, computer downloads dealing with rituals, necromancy and other occult practices.
  • Child is involved in or commit the mutilation and/or torture of animals.
  • Child is secretive and isolated.
  • Child rejects old friends and replaces them with secretive friends.
  • Excessive secrecy regarding new friends and activities.
  • Child is alienated, argumentative or displays violent behaviour.
  • Rejection of parental values.
  • Loss of sense of humour.
  • Change of school habits.
  • Child writes backwards.
  • Child carries the Book of Shadows. This is their most important book of poetry, prose, spells, incantations, meeting places, important dates.
  • There may be another book cover over it.
  • Self-mutilation/relentless cutting of self. (Cuts may be on the breasts, chest, ankles, and arms. Pain is the purification process to hell, and suicide the ultimate sacrifice to Satan)
  • Child has punctures from needles use to drain blood for consumption. Look out for marks on left side of body.
  • Obscene sensitiveness or paranoia concentrated toward authorities.
  • Birthdays might be filled with anxiety. (Birthdays are important days for satanists.)
  • Child is curious about drugs, specifically hallucinogens.
  • Depression.
  • Child starts to wear pale make-up and or dyes hair black.
  • Draping hair across the left eye.
  • Child listens to black metal or heavy metal with occult lyrics, symbols or references to occult worship. Posters of related groups are displayed in his/her room.
  • Child�s fingernails are painted black. The left-hand fingernails are longer than the right-hand fingernails. (The left side of body represents evil, as Jesus sits at the right-hand side of God.)
  • Child displays a pre-occupation with black clothing.
  • Child wears his/her left sleeve rolled up. (This can be used in school, malls, etcetera to signify membership to a satanic group).
  • Child uses candles of electrical lights.
  • Child uses satanic alphabet in his/her books.
  • Child�s personal hygiene deteriorates.
  • Child is sleepy and hazy.
  • Child�s school performance deteriorates and he/she displays increased aggression against authority figures at school.

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Sects pose a real threat to people all over the world as they follow a subtle and operate in an organized and professional manner. It might take someone in a cult years to realize what is actually happening. As the intellect of cult members are attacked, they are less likely to come forward and complain about human rights abuses committed in a cult-related setting.

The loved ones of those who are seduced into a cult experience a sense of loss and frustration. Therefore cults create victims on many levels and trauma in many dimensions. In South Africa cults can be placed in three main categories.

  • Religion-based cults
  • Personality cults
  • Secular cults

It would be irresponsible to give a �one size fits all� checklist on the characteristics of a cult /sect. However, when some of the following elements are present it might be worthwhile to become alarmed:

According to international standards a cult normally has the following five characteristics:

  • It uses psychological coercion to recruit and indoctrinate potential members.
  • It forms an elitist totalitarian society.
  • Its founder leader is self-appointed, dogmatic, messianic, not accountable and charismatic.
  • It believes the end justifies the means in order to solicit funds or recruit people.
  • Wealth does not benefit its members or society.

From the above characteristics the following programming actions might flow freely within the cult setting:

  • Hypnosis
  • Peer group pressure
  • Love bombing
  • Rejection of old values
  • Seeing family and friends as the enemy
  • Confusing doctrine
  • Gaining a superior but flawed knowledge of the Bible or other important book of re-election
  • Meta-communication
  • Removal of privacy
  • Time sense deprivation
  • Dis-inhibition
  • Uncompromising rules
  • Verbal abuse
  • Sleep deprivation and fatigue
  • Dress codes
  • Chanting and singing
  • Confession
  • Financial commitment
  • Finger pointing
  • Flaunting hierarchy
  • Isolation
  • Controlled approval
  • Change of diet
  • Unique games
  • No questions
  • Guilt
  • Fear
  • Replacement of relationships


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