EMS launches search for pair swept away during cleansing ritual
Healers, prophets and pastors urged to ensure safety of followers
A search and recovery has been launched for two people including a teenager who were swept away at the Kliprivier river, South of Johannesurg during a cleansing ritual on Saturday evening.
EMS spokesperson Robert Mulaudzi said the 18-year-old girl and a 21-year-old boy were swept away during a cleansing ritual at the stream located in Olifantsvlei.
“The City of Johannesburg Emergency Management Services Aquatic Rescue Unit together with Saps Water Wing are currently searching for [the] two bodies [that were] washed away during a cleansing ritual,” he said.
“Healers, prophets and pastors are urged to ensure safety of congregants while conducting these cleansing or baptism rituals.”
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