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Muti has been part and parcel of football van toeka se dae af and players have legendary stories about what they go through before matches. But does muti really work? asks Timothy Molobi. Picture: iStock
Muti has been part and parcel of football van toeka se dae af and players have legendary stories about what they go through before matches. But does muti really work? asks Timothy Molobi. Picture: iStock

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The popular English proverb goes: “When in Rome, do as the Romans do.” This means that it’s advisable to follow the conventions of the place where you live or are visiting.

As much as I agree with this sometimes, I want to differ with this proverb today. I believe there should be exceptions, depending on the circumstances, of course.

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