A Chipinge sangoma recently appeared before Mutare magistrate Perseverance Makala for conning a client.
Sangoma Isaac Makuyana (34) of Mapungwana Village under Chief Musikavanhu in Chipinge, was remanded to April 08 after pledging guilty.
It is alleged that on March 21 in Area 3, Dangamvura in Mutare, Makuyana misrepresented himself to Collin Chakanyuka by claiming that he could treat his stomach problems.
The accused told Chakanyuka that he needed money as a payment for the service and a cell phone so that the two could communicate.
Chakanyuka gave Makuyana US$20 and an Itel phone.
Makuyana also lied to Chakanyuka that the cell phone will be returned to him by spirit mediums.