INYANGA KILLERS WILL FOLLOW SUIT – TINYANGA
f the words of the Witchdoctors Association are anything to go by, the men who allegedly killed a popular inyanga from Nkonjwa in the Lubombo region must be very afraid.
This comes after the traditional healer, popularly known as Gcina, was gunned down together with a 79-year-old woman early this week.
Four people have already been arrested in connection with the murder of the inyanga.
Makhanya Makhanya, the Witchdoctors Association President, said it pains them a
Ilot to see one of their colleagues dying in such a brutal manner. Makhanya said it is true that people became angry when you have failed to help them. He said that does not warrant people to kill them.
“If people feel being robbed by us, they must go to the police or better contact the association,’’ he said.
Makhanya described the situation of killing the inyanga as terrible. He said he foresees a situation whereby those who killed the traditional healer will also follow suit.
“Sidvumbu semuntfu siyasentjetwa, kutobhedza kulabo labambulele,’’ he said.
Makhanya said there are also possibilities that the traditional healer was bewitched to be gunned down. “Witchcraft exists. You may find that the deceased was bewitched by his competitors,’’he said.
He wondered where people will get help if they kill traditional healers.
Nhlavana Maseko, the President of Swaziland Traditional Healers Association, said the country must do an introspection.
“There's something not right in the country if the number of people being killed continues to rise. Akucondziswe tigwegwe,” he said.