LERATO Bawela says she can’t get a man to love
her or find a job.
And she believes this is because of an invisible
man she married when she was 17, who chases
all her lovers away because he’s jealous.
The 40-year-old from Dlamini in Soweto said her
invisible husband is making her life a living hell.
“Since I was a teenager I have never been lucky
with men. They always leave.
“On three occasions men called off weddings
after all plans had been made,” she claimed.
“Whenever I have a man to settle down with, he
Lerato said sangomas told her someone rubbed
muthi on her underwear and left it at the
“I was always losing underwear but I never
thought it was being used for muthi. I’m tired
of the invisible man. He only pokes me but
doesn’t take care of me.”
It’s not only her love life that is a mess.
She said she couldn’t find a job and that
whenever she tried to start a business, it
“I have been to many sangomas and prophets
and they have all told me to find my missing
black underwear buried in a grave somewhere.”
Lerato said every time she met a new man, he
vanished after they exchanged numbers and she
never heard from him again.
“I hate every man I see now because of this
shadow man I walk with every day. I can’t live
this kind of life. I need help.”
Traditional healer Mahlinza Dlamini from
Vosloorus, Ekurhuleni said: “There is a shadow
of a human being taken from the cemetery to
destroy her whenever she is planning to
He said only the ZCC and the Shembe churches
could help her.