Government must stop folk being ripped off

It is very sad that while the family of the missing Shadi Kgaladi, who was swept away in the Kaalrivier, is mourning some scumbags are thinking of making a quick buck ou of the situation.

It is very sad that while the family of the missing Shadi Kgaladi, who was swept away in the Kaalrivier, is mourning some scumbags are thinking of making a quick buck ou of the situation.

Whatever happened to service first, payment later? It is sad when people take advantage of a desperate and vulnerable husband just to make money.

If these people were paid, where is the body they promised to retrieve?

It is sad that people can stoop so low as to abuse the good names of our ancestors and of God in order to make their fraudulent work look credible.

It is unfortunate that when a tragedy like this occurs the affected families get all sorts of advice - some good and some downright ridiculous and dangerous.

How often have we seen a traditional healer accuse someone close to a grieving family, or even a family member for that matter, of being the person responsible for the tragedy? Needless to say, after that accusations and tensions increase and everything goes downhill.

And yet we keep going back to these fraudsters because the people who recommend them are usually very influential.

I feel it is high time that the government regulated the work of traditional healers, sangomas and faith healers - before someone gets hurt badly.

Richardson Mzaidume, Pimville

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