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newsHeraldLive reports that two state nurses who went missing six months ago have been found at a sangoma training camp in New Brighton, Port Elizabeth.  

The discovery was made on Wednesday when police received a tip-off about the women undergoing sangoma training at a shack near Mavuso Road.  Police spokesperson Captain Andre Beetge said one of the nurses, a 52-year-old working at the Empilweni TB Hospital, had been reported missing in February by her daughter.  The other woman, 35, who worked at Dora Nginza Hospital, had been reported missing last week by her father.  The traditional healer who was training the women confirmed that they were there of their own free will.  An interview with the women revealed that both had just left home and work without telling anyone.  The women requested the police to inform their families that they were fine and their traditional training required them to be left alone and have no contact with their families.  The incident has raised questions about whether more people who were assumed missing by their families might in fact be students at the training camp.

  • Read the full original of Gareth Wilson’s report on the above story at HeraldLive

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