Published: Tuesday 31 August 1999

Sosobala Mbatha, South Africa's most famous traditional healer, will share his knowledge of Zulu indigenous medicine with his counterparts in the us . Mbatha has been invited to New York by American Traditional Healers for a series of meetings during which they hope to pool information.

"By collaborating with other traditional healers, we can develop very strong medicine to cure diseases like aids and cancer," he said. Mbatha, who has eight wives, eight children and 30 grandchildren, says he personally gathers the roots, bulbs and leaves he needs for his medicines.

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