South Africa: Paganism Not a Cult, Say Donna Vos

December 7, 2008

Author: Bronwynne Jooste

Source: All Africa

The pagan priestess who took the South African Air Force to the Equity Court for unfair dismissal is now set to meet defence authorities with the hope of changing their "discriminatory" approach to minority religions.

On Friday Donna Vos, also known as Donna Darkwolf, reached a settlement with the air force after two years of legal proceedings. The matter was heard in the Bellville Equity Court last week.

Vos, who until recently lived in Durbanville, sought legal action in 2006. She claimed the air force had hired her as a chaplain and then fired her shortly after finding out about her religious beliefs.

She told Weekend Argus the settlement had not yet been discussed but she would meet authorities in Pretoria soon.

"I didn't go into this for money or to get my job back. I just want the defence force to recognise minority religions as well. We will be talking soon, I don't know where it will go, but at least we will be negotiating."