‘Real healers’ awarded certificates

2016-12-07 06:03
Photo: supplied Local traditional healers with their certificates that will assist in identifying them from those who do practice accordingly.

Photo: supplied Local traditional healers with their certificates that will assist in identifying them from those who do practice accordingly.

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LOCAL traditional healers, under the auspices of the Traditional Healers Organisation (THO), recently held a week-long workshop which began last Monday and culminated with the awarding of certificates to attendees.

Secretary of the local branch of the organisation, Robert Mthembu, said traditional healers at the workshop were awarded certificates and documents­ permitting them to travel with certain species of plant, especially when crossing international borders.

"What we want the public to know is that traditional healers, who do not have such a certificate are fake healers," Mthembu said.

He said the workshop was to educate traditional healers about the way they should conduct themselves.

"Cleanliness is important especially when a traditional healer is preparing medication for a patient and this is what we wanted our colleagues to understand."

Mthembu said other issues that were discussed were that traditional healers should ensure they do not issue expired medication and that whenever their abilities are found wanting they should not hesitate to refer patients to a hospital or clinic.

The organisation's chairperson, Thengindaba Mkhize said a total of 28 traditional healers were awarded certificates.

"These certificates will not only help the public identify traditional healers, they will also help the Department of Health, community leaders and the police to easily identify a traditional healer," Mkhize said.

He called on local traditional healers to desist from performing illegal abortions, using human body parts in their medication and being party to muthi killings.

"We hope that coming together as an organisation and identifying people who are true traditional healers will also help with instilling faith in our abilities in people of other races," Mkhize said.

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