CNS Reporter
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17 Apr 2015
2:30 pm

Fake traditional healer cons man out of R160 000

CNS Reporter

A man from the East Rand was allegedly conned out of R160 000 by a bogus traditional healer who told him his ancestors wanted to make him rich.

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It is alleged the victim was robbed on Wednesday last week by the woman, who was handing out pamphlets on the streets in and around Tembisa.

According to Ivory Park police spokesperson Warrant Officer Neldah Sekgobela, the victim went for a consultation with the traditional healer in Kaalfontein, as he had health problems. It is believed the healer claimed to cure different kinds of diseases, Kempton Express reported.

“On arrival at the traditional healer, he was told his ancestors wanted to make him rich. He was told to bring R400 000,” said Sekgobela.

Sekgobela added the victim was also told the money would double itself to make him rich. The victim went to a bank, where he was granted a loan of R160 000. He took all the money straight to the traditional healer.

“The following day the victim received a call saying the female traditional healer who received his money had died,” Sekgobela said.

Last month, a traditional healer and his two female assistants were been arrested in Honeydew for tricking a man into paying them R2.5 million to heal his sick child.

The Ugandan trio reportedly charged the man R4.5m for his child’s treatment. The man paid half the amount in two instalments, but he later approached Ekurhuleni metro police after suspecting he was being swindled of money when his son’s condition began deteriorating.

– Caxton News Service