Zimbabwe: Zim Traditional Healers Take Their Trade to UK

December 17, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: allAfrica.com


A number of Zimbabwean traditional healers have set up base in the United Kingdom and have reported brisk business.

In Bexleyheath, South East London, Sekuru Mutero (49), has set up his office and confirms that more and more Zimbabweans living in London are turning to him in search of good fortune. I visited him at his two-bedroom rented house last week to ask how it all started.

Clad in an expensive grey tracksuit and Adidas sports shoes, I asked him why he was not wearing the traditional black robes associated with traditional healers back home.

"The opportunity to help my compatriots was too attractive to ignore," he said. "Getting into traditional healing was a calling. It all started one Saturday night when I received healing powers in my dreams."

His most intriguing experiences include helping couples trying to conceive and those trying to win back their loved ones.