Trust No Sangoma, One Is At Large With A Man’s Life Savings


Reports have it that a super-duper Durban Sangoma sweet-talked a man to quit his job and hand him his entire life savings in exchange for eternal super-dope blessings. The man did, and your guess is as good as mine.

The Durban Sangoma vanished with the money, his client is now jobless, penniless and with no supernatural blessings.

This story started when the 34-year-old man visited the Sangoma due to some problems he was having at work.

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Prem Balram, the spokesperson of Reaction Unit South Africa related that the man started consulting the Sangoma last year.

“At the initial consultation, the Sangoma claimed that the victim’s life was in danger as someone at his place of work had used traditional medicine which would make him sick and eventually result in his death.

The Sangoma instructed the victim that if he wanted to live, then he should leave work. He also questioned him (about) the value of his provident fund,” Balram narrated.

The poor fellow abandoned his job last year December and devoted his time to the witch doctor. 

“On one visit,” Balram went on, “the Sangoma showed the victim a large box filled with R100 notes. He explained that if the victim wanted he could convert R140 000 of his pension into R4m.”

Sad, the man is already a hearkener. He’ll give heed to whatever the Sangoma instructed. He handed his entire life savings to the witch doctor who boxed the money and handed the locked safe to the man.

The victim was asked to keep the key to the safe and that the safe will be opened this month after some rituals.

“Yesterday, the victim attempted calling the sangoma, who informed him that he has been arrested and required R5 000 for bail. The victim realized that something was amiss.

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He loaded the safe, which was sealed in its original packaging, into his vehicle and drove to RUSA’s Verulam Operations Centre. Reaction Officers looked into the safe through small mounting holes and confirmed it to be empty.”

Balram added that the victim claimed to have known that the safe was empty, but felt embarrassed to inform his family that he had been duped.”