'It's the work of a witch': Letoya Makhene slams killer 'sangoma'

'It's the work of a witch': Letoya Makhene slams killer 'sangoma'

- After a sangoma in Witbank murdered two small children for muti, Letoya Makhene called on South Africans not to see all traditional healers the same way

- She said taking the lives of other were unacceptable, adding killing was not part of the healing crafts

- Makhene also talked about her own healing practice, confirming she is still an active traditional healer

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'Generations: The Legacy' actress Letoya Makhene expressed her dismay over people thinking all traditional 'healers' are the same.

Her concerns followed a sangoma dismembered two young children in Witbank, to use their body parts for a muti ritual.

The local community and other South Africans were left shocked as news broke about the horrific murder of a little girl and her one-year old nephew last month.

As expected, the deaths led to a debate on traditional healers and their practices. TimesLIVE reported the little girl had albinism and her nephew was reportedly mistaken to be another kid from the same household with the congenital disorder.

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Makhene, who is also a traditional healer, took to social media to defend other sangomas, adding killing was not part of the healing practices.

"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.

Briefly.co.za learned the actress runs her own healing practice in Joburg, despite rumours that she quit the healing crafts.

In a post on social media she explained she was still a traditional healer, adding she merely placed her practising on hold for a while.

"My practice is up and running again and I've found nothing but joy in the healing work that I've done even with my more complex cases.", part of her post read.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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