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By Sowetan | Jan 31, 2013 | COMMENTS [ 72 ]

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Jan 31, 2013 6:23 | 0 replies

Jeesus what is this with Sangomas and Catholic priest and children?

Jan 31, 2013 1:45 | 0 replies

tears of joy for Mr Motsepe?

Jan 31, 2013 1:37 | 0 replies

skwamasamabele

Good for you. Most of us didn't. Hell I wouldn't be able to read it in Spanish anyhow!

Jan 31, 2013 1:35 | 0 replies

MommaC
skwamasamabele

Ms Kinky's point was that if the Sowetan doesn't want to give us the story then she will. How do you think we got the story? Crystal balls?
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I read the story this morning, it was run by El Pais (spanish newspaper) and our Sun newspaper. I get slagged off on this blog by most people, because of my hardline approach, but life is too short to personalise everything, water off a duck's back

Jan 31, 2013 1:31 | 0 replies

Outrage over sangoma's marriage to girl, 13

January 31 2013 at 11:35am
By SAPA

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Limpopo - A Limpopo sangoma's marriage to a teenage girl outraged the government on Thursday.

“Such practices cannot go unabated in a country where children are protected and have a right to education, (and) a stable and safe environment,” government spokeswoman Phumla Williams said in a statement.

The Sowetan reported on Thursday that a 57-year-old sangoma had married a 13-year-old epileptic girl in Modimolle, so he could monitor her trouble with her ancestors.

The girl's mother reportedly said the sangoma treated her daughter for two years and cured her epilepsy. He then told her ancestors were troubling the girl and she needed to be monitored. He offered to marry her.

“We had no choice but to agree to his suggestion because we wanted her to be healthy,” the woman told the newspaper. She said she accepted a R5 000 ilobola (dowry) for her daughter.

According to The Sowetan, the sangoma was arrested on January 23 after a villager complained to social workers, however charges against him were withdrawn as the girl's parents had consented to the marriage.

“It takes a village to raise a child, and therefore it is a collective responsibility to safeguard and protect our children,” said Williams.

She said the government was encouraged that the National Prosecuting Authority was investigating the matter.

“We trust that it will receive the necessary attention and that this case will be prioritised,” she said. - Sapa

Jan 31, 2013 1:30 | 0 replies

The Sowetan reported on Thursday that a 57-year-old sangoma had married a 13-year-old epileptic girl in Modimolle, so he could monitor her trouble with her ancestors.

The girl's mother reportedly said the sangoma treated her daughter for two years and cured her epilepsy. He then told her ancestors were troubling the girl and she needed to be monitored. He offered to marry her.

“We had no choice but to agree to his suggestion because we wanted her to be healthy,” the woman told the newspaper. She said she accepted a R5 000 ilobola (dowry) for her daughter.

According to The Sowetan, the sangoma was arrested on January 23 after a villager complained to social workers, however charges against him were withdrawn as the girl's parents had consented to the marriage.

“It takes a village to raise a child, and therefore it is a collective responsibility to safeguard and protect our children,” said Williams.

She said the government was encouraged that the National Prosecuting Authority was investigating the matter.

“We trust that it will receive the necessary attention and that this case will be prioritised,” she said. - Sapa



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Jan 31, 2013 1:19 | 0 replies

@Shredder
@BlessedGirl
Is Motsepe an illuminati member?.......nnnah!
I hope he was just wiping his eye on this picture, realy hope so
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I am sure at any stage you have have greeted or told someone that you are, or she is, or he is clever, or you said I see you using that hand sign( like when Spiderman spins a web). It didn't make you Illuminatti.
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I am not sure if i get you.

Jan 31, 2013 1:16 | 0 replies

MsKinkyakaKamaSutra

If you going to personalise debates on this blog, you more than welcome. You told us the story, I asked if YOU had any opinion on the matter, just like I had an opinion on the story.

Oldlady- Only my wife tickles my fancy, and she has brains

Jan 31, 2013 1:12 | 0 replies

MsKinkyakaKamaSutra

Its those Afripean tenancies of his :)

Jan 31, 2013 1:11 | 0 replies

MsKinky, methinks your name tickles his fancy.

Jan 31, 2013 1:8 | 0 replies