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‘Sangoma’ cleans out EC woman

By Faeza
30 June 2015

Police in East London in the Eastern Cape are investigating a case of fraud after a teacher paid over half a million rand to a bogus traditional healer.

The teacher, said to have been experiencing financial problems, resigned from her job and paid over R510000 of her pension money to a man who promised that the money would be multiplied up to R5-million by her ancestors.

Many unsuspecting South Africans have been dubbed in a similar method by bogus foreign ‘sangomas’ who have promised them wealth if they deposit certain amounts of money in their accounts.

And the Eastern Cape woman has seemingly fallen in the same trap, after her teaching life’s savings vanished with the Ugandan man, only identified as Yanja.

The woman, identified as Bukeka Mashiya, has also opened a case against her former lover Kayiwa Haddi, who is allegedly a member of a Ugandan syndicate that preys on vulnerable women to get their money.