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Sangomas feel misunderstood by Health Department amid draft bill

Nearly 150 sangomas burnt impepho (traditional incense) in front of the Department of Health offices in Pretoria on Thursday.

This was a part of a demonstration against draft proposals by Minister Aaron Motsoaledi to regulate their practice.

Head of the Traditional Healers Organisation, Phepsile Maseko on Friday said they felt some of the draft laws were controversial, overly ambitious and lacked understanding of their spiritual principals.

Listen to the full conversation from The Midday Report:

We have our own regulation that we are drafting to the the department in response.

Phepsile Maseko, Head of the Traditional Healers Organisation

I'm not sure if department and legislature are seriously wanting to regulate spirituality.

Phepsile Maseko, Head of the Traditional Healers Organisation

This article first appeared on 702 : Sangomas feel misunderstood by Health Department amid draft bill


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