News From The Motherland
This report is from the main newspaper in Zimbabwe, The Herald. (A n’anga is a witchdoctor.)
N’angas turn to street vending From Midlands Bureau
SEVERAL traditional healers in Gweru are openly selling their magical potions in stre-ets in a bid to lure patients and boost sales.
The traditional healers have stationed themselves along streets in the city’s central business district and other strategic corners on the outskirts of the city.
A traditional healer who spoke to reporters on condition of anonymity said he started vending after realising that business was low.
“Previously, I was doing my work at home and business was good. However, I have since realised that the number of patients has dwindled as there are many other healers and prophets operating in the city. I have decided to do my job on the streets because I want to get the attention of more patients. I am a registered n’anga but to make a living, I must have more patients,” he said.
The traditional healer said he sold his medicines on the streets but had a secret place where he attended to patients with “big problems”.