- Dr Kato alerted his community of thieves at his home
- However, he reportedly fled with the suspects, causing some to label him a "fake prophet"
- He said he fled with them to protect them from a potential lynching
Dr Kato, a traditional healer in Hammanskraal, Pretoria, has denied claims that he's a fake prophet.
He recently alerted his community of thieves at his home, Daily Sun reported. When community members converged there, they apparently wanted to lynch them.
Kato subsequently fled together with the suspects, Briefly.co.za understands. This caused residents to claim he had staged the scene and that he's a fake prophet.
Speaking to Daily Sun, Kato said he wished to set the record straight:
I rescued the thugs for a reason. My ancestors don’t allow the spilling of human blood. When I realised the residents were out to kill the thugs, I had to get them away.
He explained that his ancestors would have taken away his "powers" had he allowed a lynching to take place.
Kato refuted claims that he hired people to pretend to be thieves. He said the suspects could easily be caught using a special muthi that is mixed with eggs.
He appealed to clients who deserted him after the incident to return:
Our nation has been taken for a ride by other fake people but I’m not a fake prophet.
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