eMZINONI – Police are concerned about the large number of rape victims who are afraid to open assault cases, fearing to bewitched.
Police said they have received several reports about women who are allegedly raped by traditional healers. (Izinyanga and Sangomas).
It is professed that whenever a female client consults certain traditional healers they are told that there is a muthi that should be applied in their private parts.
Const Cynthia Mtsweni, police spokesman, said:
“The traditional healers insist that they apply the muthi on the woman’s private parts and then rape them.
“It is believe that the muthi drugs the victim and the perpetrators then take advantage of the situation.
“The biggest challenge is that the victims are afraid to open cases because the perpetrators threats to bewitch them if they do so.
“We are calling on the house of traditional healers to ensure that they do their job properly and not abuse women.
“We are investigating the matter and we are hopeful for a breakthrough.”