Doctors at a government hospital in the city Bulawayo have given up on treating a young woman who is suffering from a strange illness which traditional healers say is caused by a witchcraft curse. She is now looking for help from traditional doctors or healers.
The woman from the small village of Nkwalini in Northern Matabeleland province was brought to hospital vomiting small pots, buckets, braids and plates.
According to local Inyanga, a traditional healer, popularly known in Bulawayo as Gogo Matshabalala, the woman was cursed in her village. She says she can be cured if she undergoes a traditional cleansing ceremony.