Brisk Business For Traditional Healers As Superstitious Jobless Zimbabweans Seek Help

PANIC-STRICKEN workers who recently lost jobs on three months’ notice have reportedly turned to traditional healers to seek supernatural solutions to their misfortunes.

Zimbabwe Traditional Healers Association (Zinatha) president George Kandieri told Wednesday their members have recorded brisk business in the past few weeks with much of the new clientele coming from those who lost their jobs.

“There is an upsurge from among those people (workers); they are desperate,” Kandiero said.

“So, you find that being Zimbabweans, they will look for answers or solutions from within our membership where others are saying can you deal with the person who caused my expulsion, or where someone says I want to get another job.”

This, the Zinatha chief said, was a countrywide phenomenon which has however, been more prevalent in Harare where most firms are located.

Kandiero said some of their clients come in groups to consult or belong to certain groups which refer each other to traditional healers they trust.

On top of the supernatural assistance they are getting, Kandiero added, the new crop of clients are also offered counselling services which are however different from those they would usually receive from trained professionals. source-newzimbabwe

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