Man walking without clothes after stole Sangoma money
49-year-old man walking without clothes since seven years ago as punishment from ancestor after stole money from Sangoma.
According to Daily Sun, Pule Motshabi, stole money from a sangoma’s bag eight years ago and he is being punished by the ancestors. He can be seen walking in the streets of Turflaagte kasi in Mangaung, Free State, without any clothes on and his 4-5 covered by just a cloth.
He said he used to steal from people by pick-pocketing them and he was never caught – but the theft from the sangoma has caused him a life of suffering.
He said he has always dreamed of paying back the money he stole from the sangoma.
“I have looked for him everywhere. I am like a mad man. I sometimes walk down the street naked and only discover later that I have no clothes on,” he said.
“I really need to ask for forgiveness and pay him back.”
He said he is worried the sangoma has died, because then he will have to spend the rest of his life being punished by the ancestors.
Pule’s aunt, Mojimang Shupping, said it hurt her to see her nephew walking around naked.
“Sometimes people beat him up because they think he is a witch,” she said.
“I have taken him to many sangomas, but they say the only thing that will set him free is paying back the money.”
Sangoma Rakouana Mamoya said: “If the sangoma has passed away, the man must search for the family of the sangoma to pay back the money and let the family ask the ancestors to forgive him.
“There is no sangoma who can help him. Only the ancestors of that sangoma can help him.”