News – General: Paganism not a cult, say Donna Vos: “One of the most prominent pagans in South Africa, she holds a biblical diploma from the Bible Institute in Kalk Bay and a masters in theology from Unisa. Her qualifications and her focus on HIV and Aids, the problem of Satanism among the youth and drugs and sex among young people got her the job.
But Vos said soon she was being ‘persecuted’ for her beliefs. ‘I was pariah of the state, they were calling me a Satanist.’
She said a colonel, even after reading her book Dancing under the African Sun, labelled paganism a ‘cult’ and told Vos they couldn’t ‘unleash you on 8 000 men’.
‘It was so shocking that even after reading my book which explains that paganism is nature-based and describes our beliefs, he still had this attitude.'”