In yet another indication of South Africa’s rapid descent back into the Third World jungle, a major university in that country has just awarded honorary degrees to more than 100 primitive witchdoctors in an official ceremony.
The incredible news was carried with pride by South Africa’s national news broadcaster, the SABC, and, using the politically-correct term for witchdoctor (“traditional healers”), claimed that these people are actually comparable to western-trained doctors.
According to the SABC report, more than “100 traditional health practitioners from Limpopo have been honoured with academic certificates by the University of Limpopo.”
The aim of the charade, the SABC informed its listeners, was to “transform traditional health medicine by incorporating health education.”
The SABC gushed on: “The traditional healers are being recognized by academia in their contribution to fighting diseases.
“The University of Limpopo and the African Religion, Culture and Health Organisation say educational backgrounds of traditional health practitioners serves as an important step towards transforming this form of healing.”
According to one Dr. Jan Ramothwala, as quoted by the SABC, the awarding of these certificates will boost the standing of these witchdoctors in their communities.
The SABC also quote a botanist, named as Dr. Phatlane Mokwala, as saying that “traditional healing is also about the preservation of natural resources.”
In the very next line, however, Mokwala went on to admit that these “natural resources” are in fact being plundered to extinction by these very same witchdoctors.
“Plants are becoming scarce, rare, or somewhat getting extinct. That is the challenge and what we need to know is how we make sure the plants are there whenever they are required,” Mokwala was quoted as saying.
The skill level of these fine examples of African civilization was epitomized by an interview conducted with one of the witchdoctors by the SABC:
“As traditional healers we want to know more about HIV and AIDS status. We want to know more about TB and we want to know more about cleanliness; hygiene as a whole because we are dealing with people, who are not well,” one of the traditional healers said.
* As white influence in Third World nations such as South Africa declines, the culture slowly slips into a laughable but deadly parody of the First World. See also the astonishing revelations of African “aircraft” and “space travel” engineers as another example.