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Branded a Witch – A Survivors Story


We were very fortunate to be able to work with Mardoche Yembi to tell his story. Mardoche came to London a few years with his Aunt, a short time after his mother passed away in Congo. When Aunt Keisha started having ‘crazy’ dreams she spoke to her Pastor who decided that Mardoche was a child of ‘kindoki’. A witch. Mardoche tells his story via animation in the first video, exploring the impact it had, and how professionals intervened.

Advice to Professionals


In the second video, Mardoche gives advice to professionals working with children accused of witchcraft.

He talks about what professionals could have done better and who his biggest influence was while he was going through the accusation.