A woman, Phumelela Jacob, 41, from Philippi East, Cape Town in South Africa has lost her entire savings to a fake native doctor, who promised to double her money.
Jacob told the police that the fake native doctor had promised to help double her money last year, instead, he had disappeared with her savings under the guise of going to pray at the beach, reports iHarare.
Narrating her story, Jacob, who now works at a store said, “I wanted to start a business and I saw his number in one of the local newspapers. I called him and we met.
“He told me to resign from work so he could double my money.”
She revealed that the fake native doctor allegedly came to her house, where he mixed egg with some money and locked it in a box.
When Jacob’s pension was paid. She contacted the man and went to Promenade Mall in Mitchell’s Plain to withdraw the money.
“When we arrived at the bank, he had a dirty white plastic bag where we put all my money.
“We then went back to my house where he dropped me off, saying he had to take the money to the beach to the ancestors,” she said.
“That man planned everything carefully.”
She never saw him again, until he accidentally walked into the store, she was working recently.
Captain Siyabulela Vukubi from Harare police confirmed that a 38-year-old suspect had been arrested and would be arraigned in court on Monday.