OurHealth: Traditional healer arrested in connection with rape

SOWETO – A traditional healer was arrested for allegedly raping of one of his female patients.

A source told OurHealth that the 36-year old Soweto woman went to see a traditional healer to cleanse herself from what she believed to be a curse.

As ‘€œtreatment’€ the traditional healer ordered the woman to bathe in a tub filled with the blood of a chicken ‘€“ which she also had to supply. He also instructed her to get undressed.

According to the source, instead of cleansing the woman, the traditional healer raped her.

The accused appeared in the Protea Magistrate Court in Soweto on Wednesday.


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