Citizens warned of bogus traditional healers amid Covid-19 pandemic
With the COVID-19 pandemic it is easy for people to be swayed by bogus traditional healers.
Dr Victor Velaphi Otty Mkhize, a traditional healer and an author, commonly known as VVO, cautions people to not fall for the scam of traditional healers telling them they have a cure for COVID-19.
“It is important that people take safety measures and follow the regulations that have been put in place. People who believe that COVID-19 does not exist are endangering themselves and expose themselves to get preyed on by fake traditional healers,” said Mkhize.
Mkhize added that when the HIV pandemic surfaced in the early 90s people were in denial until they started dying only then they believed it was real. Some went as far as saying they were bewitched. Mkhize reports that he is starting to see the same attitude amongst the older generation.
Snenhlanhla Mfeka, a recovering COVID-19 patient warns people to take this issue very seriously. “If people constantly put themselves in jeopardy they could suffer dire consequences,” she said.