Port Elizabeth – The 45-year-old Sangoma who was arrested in New Brighton for an alleged assault charge appeared briefly in court today, but the case was postponed.
A case was opened by Pumeze Lugawa on the 18th of August after she sustained serious burn wounds to her feet whilst undergoing a training ritual as a sangoma. Legawu was forced to walk over burning coals in early July by the suspect identified as Nomatamsanqa Madlamini Meze.
Meze was arrested on Saturday 19 August 2017 for assault gross bodily harm. She briefly made a court appearance today and the case was postponed for 19 October for further investigation
Since the incident, the victim went to a health clinic, where she was then referred to a doctor, until finally being admitted to Dora Nginza hospital and has since been discharged.