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There is a quote in the bible which says; He who hastens to get rich will go unpunished. I was astonished of what I learned as I listened to the news some few weeks ago. Two Angolan men traveled all the way from Angola to Zambia in order to acquire riches. The three men approached a witch doctor believed to be giving concoctions to become rich quickly, the witch doctor requested for some money which later amounted to 19 million kwacha. The trio was then taken to the grave side at night and only to be given some medicine to drink. After wards the witch doctor told them he do come in a minute but never came back. Upon taking the drink believed to be poison, one of the three died while the other two were taken to the hospital of which one was admitted. The named witch doctor is on the run as the police is still looking for him.

I didn’t know that even in this era people would be looking for riches in a dubious means instead of hard work. It is also surprising why some people find it wise to go to a witch doctor to acquire riches when the very witch doctors live in a thatched house.

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JaniceW's picture

Good point

Dando, your conclusion reveals how insightful you are as many do not see beyond their own greed and search for instant gratification. It is sad that the men were harmed while being deceived but I imagine there is still a large population who have grown up believing in the traditional ways of tribal culture, and unfortunately, they were taken advantage of.

Dando's picture

Hi JaniceW,

Thanks for your comment, I agree with you, some people are brought up believing in certain traditional ways which include beliefs in witch doctors performing miracles.

with love,
Dando

Maria de Chirikof's picture

Get rich quick schemes

The idea of get rich quick schemes is not a tribal culture one, most tribal cultures value hard work to get what you want over thinking of ways to cheat others. It just shows that the instant gratification values of the West are spreading everywhere else too.

I do love your comment at the end too, common sense needs to be a part of everyone's value systems I think. I wonder though why they traveled so far to visit a so-called 'witch doctor'!

Maria

JaniceW's picture

I may have been unclear

The notion of getting-rich-quick is worldwide but I do think that going to a witch doctor for this particular purpose is specific to tribal cultures.

Maria de Chirikof's picture

LOL

Oh funny, Janice, I guess I equate it in my mind with Christians who go to Church not to pray for world peace and hunger for themselves as the same sort of thing... So meant more the idea is not a tribal sort of one... But I do see what you meant!

hugs and love,

Maria

Dando's picture

Hi Maria,

It's strange how these men got to Zambia, may be some one who had an idea about this witch doctor directed them. I like your thought of common sense needs to be part of everyone's value system and think it should be so.

thanks,
with love

Dando

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