Broomstick-flying witches to be brought down in Swaziland - Times LIVE For the hard-of-hearing: Witches flying broomsticks in Swaziland above 150 metres will be subject to arrest and a hefty fine of R500 000, civil aviation authorities said, according to a report. Witches broomsticks are considered similar to any heavier-than-air transportation device that is airborne, reports The Star. A witch on a broomstick should not fly above the [150-metre] limit, Civil Aviation Authority marketing and corporate affairs director Sabelo Dlamini told the newspaper. No penalties exist for witches flying below 150 metres. The report said it was hard to say how serious he was, but witchcraft isnt a joking matter in Swaziland, where the people believe in it.