A traditional healer from Ingwavuma in the north of KZN has made history by forming a private hospital in Bhambanana area at Mhlabuyalingana.
Dr Mxolisi Nkomonde (33), who is known as Dr Mkhulu, has opened a traditional hospital called Dr K Traditional Hospital, where he treats patients who are in need of traditional treatment.
He came up with the idea of opening this kind of hospital after seeing many people suffering from diseases caused by witchcraft, but were unable to get the correct kind of help and ended up dying.
“So many lives have been lost in hospitals. It is not that these hospitals are not working, but the nature of illness is a factor which western doctors do not understand or treat. I heal illnesses like swelling ankles, piles, hallucinations, wounds, and many more. I divide my patients regarding their gender and illnesses,” explained Dr Mkhulu.
The hospital was officially opened in January and is fully operational and growing.