Let Dingaka Regulations Prosper The Trade

The Ministry of Health’s deputy permanent secretary, Dr Havana Jibri recently announced at a gathering of dingaka tsa setso in Sefhophe that government is at advanced stage with a draft bill that will pave way for the regulation of the practice of traditional healers.

This is welcome indeed. Traditional healing practice, whether done  by bones throwing gurus, herbalists or spiritual healers has to be done and conducted in a responsible  and accountable manner. This will be good news to the customer whether it is that customer who approaches the traditional healer for a good luck charm, or to fortify his/her home from witchcraft, or for that mysterious ailment, or even those who go to a fire church pastor for that divine life changing bottled-water or special olive oil; at the end of the day, all these services are done for a profit and the customer deserves their money’s worth.

We hope that with the regulations that are now said to be at advanced stage, the healers will no longer hide behind the mystery of their trade but rather will be held liable with clearly defined consequences.In fact, we hope that certain naughty and mischievous practices are clearly outlawed in the regulations. The regulations should clearly spell out that the practice of depositing certain medicines into the womb using the healer’s so called potent penis is outlawed and punishable.

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