Getting a note from the witch doctor

Zimbabwean employers to recognize tribal healers for sick days
||Last Updated: 11/15/2006

In Zimbabwe, workers can claim official sick days with a note from a tribal healer, also known as a witch doctor.

Only members of the state-approved Traditional Medical Practitioners Council can grant sick leave of up to one week, the country's deputy health minister Edwin Maguti recently told a gathering of traditional healers and herbalists.

The council has 1,500 members throughout the African nation.