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Zimbabwe traditional healers wallow in abject poverty

Zimbabwe traditional healers are wallowing in abject poverty and have attributed their problems to meagre income. They say their plight is further aggravated by low business as they continue to lose their clients to the emerging Pentecostal churches. Pentecostal churches which of late have drawn the attention of many people ...

Chief traditional healer: tsikamutandas should be declared national disaster

Traditional healers in Zimbabwe have called upon relevant authorities to bring to book traditional leaders who allow bogus spiritual healers, commonly known as tsikamutandas to operate in their areas. The call was made by the founding president of Zimbabwe National Practitioners Association (ZINPA), an affiliate of Traditional Medical Practitioners Council, Friday ...

Traditional healers force Manicaland villagers to pay for ceremonies

Villagers in Makoni, Manicaland Province, are living in fear of losing their cash and cattle after a group of self-styled traditional healers called Dombodvuku invaded the area in a witchhunt to allegedly cleanse the area of bad omens and goblins. In exchange for this ‘cleansing’ exercise the Dombodvuku traditional healers ...

Traditional healers and pastors encourage families to be more attentive to relatives’ spiritual life

A Mutare man recently hanged himself after weeks of complaining about being hounded by wild dogs that only he could see. Fungai Nyaude (34) of Musiringofa Village took his life several hours after complaining to his sister that he was tired of living a “haunted” life. Manicaland provincial police spokesperson, ...

Visited by pastors, traditional healers determine health-seeking patterns

Despite shunning traditional health practitioners (THP) during the day, church pastors are visiting tthem in a Nicodemus-like manner to boost powers, Elisha Mutanga, a traditional medical practitioner, told RelZim. Mutanga, who is also a member of Zimbabwe National Traditional Healers Association (ZINATHA), voiced his remarks at a recent consultative meeting held by ...

African traditional medicine in transformation: Part 2

This story is part one of a series in which RelZim.org is exploring the evolving  state of traditional religion in Zimbabwe. The Zimbabwe National Traditional Healers Association (ZINATHA) plans to set up traditional hospitals and clinics in various centres in the country to offer alternative health services and healing sessions to  patients.  ZINATHA executive ...

African traditional medicine in transforma​tion: Part 1

This story is part one of a series in which RelZim.org is exploring the evolving state of traditional religion in Zimbabwe. For a long time, traditional medicine occupied the back tiers of the community in predominantly Christian Zimbabwe, but that has changed as many people are taking to old traditions ...

African Traditional Religions

 RelZim.org articles about traditional religions in Zimbabwe  In Shona and Ndebele religion, God, or the Supreme Being, is seen as the creator and sustainer of the universe in much the same manner as within Christianity. Shona Mwari (literally “He who is”), or Ndebele uMlimu, is believed to be active in the everyday ...

Prophets must register with us: Zinatha

THE Zimbabwe National Traditional Healers Association (Zinatha) spokesperson George Kandiero says it is high time that faith healers, Pentecostal pastors and prophets registered with the association. According to Kandiero, in terms of the law these people are practising illegally as they are doing so without licences. He said most of ...

Goblins for sell: Let’s be wary of West Africa

IN YEARS gone by West Africa was known for its prowess in football but the tide seems to have shifted. Today, West Africa has claimed a spot as the hub for a brand of religion which has taken southern Africa by storm. This brand of religion comes in different forms ...
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