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  • n. In Zulu communities, a traditional doctor or healer


From Zulu inyanga. (Wiktionary)


  • In her round hut cluttered with glass jars of powder and herbs, tam-tams and beads, "inyanga" (Zulu for African doctor) Monica

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  • He found a. number of strangers there, including Shasha, the "inyanga," or war doctor.

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  • Adelaide Hlongwane of Mpumalanga approached an inyanga for muti to bring back her estranged husband.

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  • "Muti" means any mixture of herbs, water, wollen cufs etc, used by wizards, igedla, inyanga, African Churches, Foreign traditional Healers, etc for the purposes of curing diseases, helping others who come to consult to them for whatever purposes and including causing harm to others or their properties.

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  • "Igedla" means a person who knows and uses muti either to cure, protect from evil spirits, etc or to cause damage, suffering, harm etc. without ukuthwasa and does not foretell the future as an inyanga

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  • "Kuthwasa" means a special training undergone by Inyanga which teaches the inyanga about muti, ukuphengula foretelling and sometimes to train other new inyanga.

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  • "When a child is born, the inyanga is never consulted."

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  • The little girl was "married" to the inyanga for lobola of R600.

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  • A guarantee of this money was later given by a man only identified as "Ntinga" during a meeting Mhlongo had with an inyanga.

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  • The inyanga gave him and S'bu Mkhize muti to take before killing

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