Stop muti killings: Cosas

2010-02-19 18:12

Pretoria – The Congress of SA Students (Cosas) urged traditional health practitioners on Friday to stop killing children for muti.

Thabo Nsako, a Cosas leader from Soshanguve, told traditional healers at a seminar held by the Gauteng legislature in Pretoria that they should never kill for muti.

"Your duty is to protect us, not to kill us. Ancestors can never tell you to kill people," he said.

He said western countries viewed the practice as witchcraft and wanted nothing to do with it because of such practices as muti-killings.
"It is your fault."

Referring to the murder of 11-year-old Masego Kgomo in what police believed was a muti-murder, Nsako said: "Those who killed Masego are animals. They deserve to rot in jail and never come back."

The girl's badly decomposed and apparently mutilated body was found hidden in a dense clump of bushes near her Soshanguve home.
A sangoma was reportedly arrested for the murder.