A 36-year-old traditional healer has been found guilty of raping and kidnapping his female clients at KwaDabeka west of Durban.

Mandla Dlamini was found guilty by the Pinetown Regional Court following a lengthy investigation.

The rapes occurred in August and September 2019.

The court heard that Dlamini used the same modus operandi to lure his victims, making them believe that he could heal a bad omen.

Dlamini met two victims on two different occasions. He promised to perform a cleansing ceremony done at the victims’ place of residence.

After the cleansing was done he persuaded the victim’s family to let them go where he was to perform further cleansing in the sea.

Dlamini then raped the victims.