Cash-strapped Swaziland urged to hike witch-doctor tax

MBABANE (Reuters) – A Swazi Member of Parliament has urged the government to hike taxes on traditional healers and soothsayers to help solve a funding crisis in Africa’s last absolute monarchy. The mediums, known as sangomas in the landlocked southern African nation, pay an annual 10 emalangeni ($ 1.15) license fee, but MP Majahodvwa Khumalo said they had jacked up their fees fourfold in the last few years and should pay more. “A majority of our people consult traditional healers but the money they pay to government falls far too short of the money they make,” he told parliament. …
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