BAGAMOYO, Tanzania (Reuters) – The witch-doctors in the former slave port of Bagamoyo on Tanzania’s coast are busy concocting spells to help the east African country’s politicians win votes in this month’s elections. “Some (politicians) started making regular visits five months ago. Others come at the last minute and expect me to help them win,” said Pandu, an almost toothless witch-doctor who boasts that he is one of the best in town.
Usually Pandu sees around 10 patients a day, mostly people looking for help with illnesses they believe are caused by demons. The politicians come at night or send a representative.
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Well it makes a change from bribery and just plain buying of votes.
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