Traditional healer keeps pythons and says they give him power

Traditional healer keeps pythons and says they give him power
Published: 2013 April 24 20:00:54 (16412 Views)
A traditional healer from Durban, South Africa Mbuso "Mafenswa" Makhathini, 42 believes pythons empower him to cure disease and foresee events.

Apparently thieves are too frightened to steal the pile of cash he keeps in the back seat of his flashy car because the snakes keep guard.
 
"These snakes are my ancestors," said Mafenswa.

"When I graduated as a herbalist in 2001 after intensive training and days in a deep dam, I came out with two pythons."

He told how he got his new snakes last Friday night.

"I was awoken by my two ancestors in the form of pythons in my bed," he said.

"I take care of them like the others I've been keeping for years.

"Snakes give me powers. My business flourishes and I have more power to cure the sick."

People waiting to see him in Durban ran away, screaming, when he showed the Daily Sun the new snakes.



He kissed them and hung them round his neck.

Mafenswa said his grandfather Mkhumbe was a herbalist.

"I inherited his business, although I was reluctant. I got sick and the elders said I would get better only if I responded to the call of becoming an inyanga," he said.

Mafenswa said the pythons tell him how to mix and use herbs to cure illness.

"In houses troubled by tokoloshes the pythons tell me where the tokoloshes hide. They predict when there's going to be trouble.

"These creatures are calm, but if provoked they can kill!" he said.

Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife's Musa Mntambo said: "Mafenswa has kept these snakes for many years. We haven't received any complaints.

"If a person has a licence to keep wild animals we don't bother him as long as people take care of them and they're harmless to humans."




Source - Dailysun

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Can I please get the number
Anonymous user 2016 July 09 13:31:06
Contact details please
Anonymous user 2015 August 18 12:21:30
Can sameone give me the details of this herbalist
Anonymous user 2015 August 06 07:19:57
How can i get hold of Mbuso?

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