The traditional healer Cephas Ncube is especxted to appear in court soon on charges of murder.
Police spokesperson for Matabeleland South Inspector Philisani Ndebele said Ncube’s client Tsebi Nyathi died after she was forced to inhale smoke emanating from herbs while covered in a blanket.
“In August Nyathi visited a relative and she had been staying there until she developed a mental problem this month.
“She was then taken to Ncube’s homestead for help. The suspect made a fire and threw some herbs and forced Nyathi to inhale the smoke while covered with a blanket. Nyathi resisted but she was forced to inhale the smoke.
“During the struggle, Nyathi sustained some facial burns and died the following day,” said Insp Ndebele.