Police Arrest Two Prophets, Sangoma After Botched Healing Process

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Police in Harare has arrested two self-styled prophets and a traditional healer following the death of a 44-year-old woman whom they were “treating”.

According to the police, the now-deceased complained of a headache and was referred to the two prophets for assistance to no avail.

“She was then referred to the self-styled traditional healer in Epworth who concluded that she was being attacked by evil spirits.

“In order to cleanse the spirits, he mixed some herbs and boiling water and made the victim cover herself with a blanket (kufukira) and the suspects tightly held the blanket and the victim sustained serious facial burns. She later passed on whilst admitted at a local hospital,” said the police in a statement.

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