A traditional-Christian herbalist scores a first

Marondera — It is not every day that one encounters a traditional medical practitioner willing to reveal some of his or her ritual activities and the secrets of his healing touch.

Wadzanai Madhibha

Fifty-three-year-old William Mapati of Gumbeze Farm in Marondera was at liberty to reveal some of his tricks and herbs that form the basis of his efficiency in the trade.

“It is God who created the herbs,” these were the words of William Mapati who is both a traditional healer and a Christian.

“Despite being a traditional medicine practitioner, I have a strong Christian background. In some verses, the Bible even makes it clear that there is nothing wrong with that.

“My work as a herbalist is to complement those who use modern medicines and the opposite runs true. Whenever l come across situations that require clinical attention, l immediately refer patients who would have consulted me to clinics or hospitals.

“For example, l can not treat cancer, malaria or TB. On the other hand, these hospitals or clinics can not help someone with bad luck or who is finding it difficult to find a marriage partner,” said Mapati.

He claims to be a senior Bible student and has 60 Bible certificates from various international colleges.

Having started practising the art in 1975 Mapati said that he believes that there is no difference with the modern practice.
He revealed that herbalists should have sound knowledge of human beings’ social behaviour.

“Every day different people approach me seeking herbs to overcome their problems ranging from pregnancy to bad luck and other numerous health problems,” said Mapati.

Elizabeth Mwenga (38), one of the several patients that were helped by Mapati spoke glowingly about him.

“I had no peace in my life. When I reached 30 years, I was worried that no one would marry me. I had tried everything, but with no success. Then my sister advised me to consult Mapati and here I am today, happily married with two children. No one, even my closest relatives gave me a chance, but thanks to Mapati, everything is well with me,” said Mwenga.

To make it easy for him to easily administer herbs to his patients, Mapati has a referral code booklet which links various diseases
or problems with the medication or remedy that should be prescribed.
He is the chairman of the Mashonaland East provincial medical practitioners’ council.

22 Comments

  1. Uri n’anga uku uchiti unonamata
    oil nemvura hazvi mixi

  2. Haiwa tibvire ndimi vanhu vanovhiringidza vanhu imi nxaaa!! Suka confused baboon.

  3. iwe munyori chauri kuti chifirst chaitwa ipapa chiyi kungoti tambisira nguva nxa

  4. Tanga waroya Mugabe tizive kuti mishonga yako inoshanda!

  5. Vanhu munondishamisa! If a traditional healer gives you gavakava to heal stomach ulcers hamudi. If a western or even Asian pharmaceutical company gives you the same gavakava and calls it Aloe Vera, you are willing to spend millions buying the stuff. Ivo varungu vasati vauya maimbo rapwa seiko? These indigenous herbs were created by the Almighty God to be used by mankind for healing. The West and East are busy analysing our traditional medicines then taking them kumusha kwavo, growing them by the thousand of hectares, repackage them in tablet forms isu totenga tokabira, ivo voita ma patents, call it their own and make zillions of dollars. Where are we getting it wrong???? Zimbabweans self hate.

    1. @mandi tembo
      I salute you for sharing with us. Vanhu vanoparara nekusaziva chokwadi.

    2. You are an idiot.

  6. mandi tembo, have you ever walked into a pharmacy and bought marriage or good luck drugs? if it was about stomach ailments etc, I guess your statement would have been very valid, but luck? I you analyse and evaluate the whole article before sharing anything.

  7. Ipa Stokononzi sando dzake. Taa.’ Tanga waroya Mugabe tizive kuti mishonga yako inoshanda!’
    KKKKKKKiest

  8. @analyst, very correct. in’anga iyi. “hee luck,hee marriage partner, aside handigoni malaria, cancer ne TB”.

  9. @analyst,very correct.in’anga iyi.”hee luck, hee marriage partner,asi handigone malaria, cancer ne TB”.

  10. anga agari ari n’anga bad luck is a spirit to be cast in the name of jesus christ.musafa makanyrperwa cetificate chipaper hachizi mwari.

  11. ari rt mishonga ngaishande

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  16. DARE RE CHIMURENGA

    UKAENDA KU NYIKA DZEVA RUNGU UCHITAURA ZVEDU ZVECHI VANHU HAVADI ASI IMIMI VAKA TAURA ZVA JESO MODA.JESO MURUNGU WEKU ISIRAEL.MA MOSLEM VANE ZVAVO.ISU VATEMA TINE ZVEDU.VARUNGU VANE ZVAVO.TOSE TINO SANGANA PAKUNA MATA MWARI MUMWE CHETE 200 YEARS AGO MUNO MAIVA MUSINA KANA CHURCH TICHINGO ITA ZVEDU

    1. Your interpretation is wrong, the Lord Jesus Christ is neither a white man nor a citizen of the state of Israel, He is God. The Godly tenets of Christianity are not limited by physical factors such as race and geography. If you go to western countries you will find the majority don’t do religion at all, Church buildings have been converted to night clubs! Our bodies are the Lord’s temple.

      Do not be conformed to this world, but continuously be transformed by the renewing of your minds so that you may be able to determine what God’s will is—what is proper, pleasing, and perfect.

      Romans 12:2 – ISV

  17. Is this not ballistic?…the truth is that our beloved country is now herding to a fiasco…every one is now putting his hands where there is money including the president spokesperson, Charamba….remember the PSMAS debacle of CASHBERT outfit.

  18. may i have mr william mapati’s contact details? thanks in advance

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