Ugandan traditional healers handed over to Immigration Dept

Lusaka police commissioner Joyce Kasosa - Picture by Joseph Mwenda
Lusaka police commissioner Joyce Kasosa - Picture by Joseph Mwenda

POLICE in Ndola have handed three Ugandan Traditional healers to the Immigration Department for not having valid papers to stay and work in Zambia.
Copperbelt Police Commissioner Joyce Kasosa, who confirmed this in Ndola, said the trio did not have valid papers, hence the decision to hand them over to the Immigration department.
She said the traditional healers were detained at Ndola Central Police after members of the public alerted police about their presence. This was after residents suspected them of engaging in evil practices in Pamodzi Overspill.
Efforts to get a comment from the Immigration Department failed as Public Relations Officer Namati Nshinka’s phone was off.
Two of the traditional healers had over stayed in Zambia while another was picked for further scrutiny.
The healers wooed their clients through the flyers they were giving members of the public in the town centre indicating that they had solutions to many problem people faced.
A number of young girls flocked the healers’ house. One of them, Clara Mwela said their practices were evil and could have destroyed the children’s morals in the area.
She said the healers enticed some young children by giving them sweets which became a source of concern to parents, prompting them to alert the police.
Another resident who declined to be quoted said the healers charged K100 as consultation fees for their services.  They promised a number of services such as making barren women conceive and unmarried ones marriage, among others.


Times of Zambia