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No body parts, or sex with patients - traditional healers' president

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A traditional healer with impepho.
A traditional healer with impepho.
Erin Bates

Malamulele - Traditional healers need to stop using human body parts, having sex with their patients and helping criminals, the president of the South African Traditional Healer's Association has said.

"We must stop using human parts to do medicine, we must stop ritual killings, as we are called to heal people, not to kill people," Sylvester Hlathi said at a traditional medicine day at the Cheapside Complex in Malamulele, Limpopo, on Wednesday.

Healers needed to stop abusing patients by telling them they would get cured if they had sex with them.

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