Skeptic News: Zimbabwean healers deregistered

20120716-190611.jpgAt least 40 faith and traditional healers were de-registered by the Traditional Medical Practitioners Council for improper and disgraceful conduct since 2010.

They were charged and fined up to US$200 each for contravening the Traditional Medical Practitioners Act, which regulates the practice of faith and traditional healers.

Offences committed by the healers included misrepresenting to the public that they could heal and remove evil spirits and conning people out of their hard-earned cash, livestock and other valuables.

Those de-registered were mostly self-proclaimed exorcists and bogus prophets fleecing villagers of cash and livestock after accusing villagers of having goblins.

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