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18 Mar 2018
1:35 pm

‘Sangoma’ Letoya Makhene lashes out over muti killings

Hope Winters

Generations: The Legacy actress and traditional healer, Letoya Makhene has added her voice to the outrage over the killing of two little children in Witbank allegedly by a sangoma.

Taking to social media Letoya expressed her heartbreak over the killings which have been reported to be linked to a muti ritual.

TimesLIVE reported that the bodies of a little girl and her one-year-old nephew were discovered last month. The little girl was living with albinism and the one-year-old was apparently mistaken for another child living in the same house with albinism.

The deaths have caused a raging debate over traditional healers and killings for muti rituals.

Letoya defended traditional healers, saying that the sangoma allegedly involved in the killings was not a “healer” but a “witch”.

She said all healers should not be painted with the same brush.

“I am not ok! This is not ok! I can’t even hold back my tears. These are babies! My people are healers. My people restore lives. My people are God’s children.

“This work was not done by iSangoma or iNyanga. This is the work of umthakathi (a witch),” she said.

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