Centane sangoma arrested for forced marriage with teen

AUGUST 6, 2015

A traditional healer was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly raping a 15-year-old girl who was forced to marry him, Eastern Cape police said.

She was taken to the 43-year-old man for treatment in Sisonke, Centane, in April, Captain Jackson Manatha said.

He allegedly arranged with the girl’s family to marry her, and paid them lobola.

Police arrested him following a tip-off by a local resident.

He is expected to appear in the Centane Magistrate’s Court on Thursday on charges of rape and abduction.